By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) If the results of a new NBC/Wall Street Journal survey are any indication, American society is becoming lessÂ American, and that won’t bode well for any of us when U.S. primacy in the world is seriously challenged at some point in the future.
According to the survey, most Millennials are not patriotic, have no faith in God, and couldn’t care less about having children — all of which are attitudes that differ substantially from those of older Americans.
“Some 61% in the new survey cited patriotism as very important to them,Â down 9 percentage pointsÂ from 1998, while 50% cited religion,Â down 12 points.Â Some 43% placed a high value on having children,Â down 16 pointsÂ from 1998,” the survey noted.
The news isn’t all bad, however, as Guy Benson ofÂ Townhall notes. Americans young and old do similarly value hard work, involvement in our communities, and tolerance for others.
Or is it? Benson writes:
As you can see, large super-majorities of Americans aged 39-91 prize patriotism, while just over 40 percent of Millennials say the same. A super-majority of Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation say religion and a belief in God is a high-priority value, along with a majority of X-ers. Less than one-third of younger Americans agree. Millennials are also the least likely generation to say having children is very important to them, scoring roughly ten percentage points lower than X-ers on this question, and approximately 20 points lower than Boomers and up. Pew Research notesÂ that Millennials “areÂ projected to surpassÂ Baby Boomers next year as the United Statesâ€™ largest living adult generation, [and] are also approaching the Boomers in their share of the American electorate.” Â
This is bound to have a profound effect on policymaking in the next 10-15 years and beyond, let alone on how we view our country and our society as a whole.
About 50 years ago the Left began infiltrating the public education system with 1960s-era radicals trained by Marxists like Saul Alinsky. Today, these radicals and their prodigy are teaching young American adults to hate their country, that America as founded was immoral and racist, and that in reality, America isn’t great, never was great, and will never be great.
As this survey indicates, the Left’s master plan of disrupting our society and changing it from within is progressing apace.
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