The liberty generation?
According to a new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, “millennials,” defined as people between the ages of 18-29, have a historically high level of distrust in all institutions of government.*
From Business Insider:
Harvard’s poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop.
This should not be surprising considering that this generation has literally grown up with a history of government failures, from US involvement in two no-win wars to Obamacare. No wonder the 2012 Presidential candidate who attracted the most support amongst young people was the only candidate with a record of consistent support for limited government, individual liberty, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and sound money.
*Unfortunately, the poll did not ask about young people’s attitude toward the Federal Reserve, but this gives a hint of how millennials view the Fed.