Are millennials, um, idiots?

Are millennials, um, idiots?
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The NSA’s recent surveillance program has been ruled illegal, and millennials I guess are cheering with joy. They’re the demographic more opposed to the collection of bulk call data, but a substantial proportion of them still think the businesses are keeping their information safe in a new Gallup poll. …

One-third of millennials view socialism favorably? According to a YouGov poll, 36 percent of Americans under age 30 have a positive view of socialism, while 39 percent have similar feelings about capitalism. Now, before we all go ballistic, the Reason Foundation wrote in July of 2014 that only 16 percent of Americans under the age of 29 can properly define socialism. …

They like socialism even though they do know what it is–and they can’t name their representatives in Congress. They also support the idea of universal health care, but don’t like Obamacare.

At the same time, a lot of them are engaging in a crusade on free speech by pointing out so-called microaggressions and creating “safe spaces” when conservatives are invited to speak on their respective campuses. It’s insanely frustrating.

Nevertheless, the vast majority of millennials do no support affirmative action programs, calling them “unfair.” And, while they support big government, they’re more open to privatizing programs like Social Security and Medicare.

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