Parallel universes, even among the young in the USA
By Catherine Rampell – October 28 at 2:41 PM – Washington Post
My column from Tuesday delved into the parallel universe that consumers of right-wing media occupy. But the stark divide in world perspective is not confined to left and right; it also exists, of course, between other demographics, including the races.
Reminders of this came recently via three — count ’em, three — separate new polls of millennials, all released this week. Each of them showed striking differences in worldviews by race/ethnicity, all within the same, mostly liberal generation.
First, here’s a finding from GenForward, a survey of the Black Youth Project with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. One of the survey questions asked respondents to name the top three most important problems facing the country today. [Read more]