[According to Gallup,] Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are now more likely than Americans in older age brackets to say government should promote traditional values. This reverses the historical pattern in Gallup’s polling on this question.
-- From "Gallup: 'Recent Surge' of Young Adults Want Gov’t to ‘Promote Traditional Values’" posted at CNSNews.com 10/6/11
In a survey conducted Sept. 8-11, 2008, two months before Obama’s election, only 38 percent of young adults said they thought government should promote traditional values.
In a survey conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 2009, 41 percent said so; in 2010, 47 percent; and, this year, 53 percent.
Among the youngest age bracket published in Gallup’s weekly approval ratings of the president—those 18 to 29 years of age—Obama’s approval has dropped 28 points, from 75 percent the week he was inaugurated in January 2009 to 47 percent last week.
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From "Americans Divided on Gov't Role in Promoting Values" by Lydia Saad, Gallup 10/5/11
Young Adults Now Most Likely to Favor Gov't Role in Promoting Values
The reason for these shifts in views by age is unclear. . . .
. . . Normally the views of young people are on the leading edge of social change. . . .
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