Welcome, friends, to the trilogy edition of Millennials Support What?! It’s been quite a while since we last met back in July. In that episode, my Millennial generation blew the collective minds of America by registering overwhelming support for the idea of personal Social Security retirement accounts. (Say What?!)
Even further back, nearly a year ago, our first installment highlighted Millennial support for school choice, more specifically vouchers and charter schools.
So, what do my whippersnapper cohorts have up our sleeve this time? According to the latest from Harvard’s Institute of Politics, just like the rest of the country, international affairs issues are on the minds of American youth.
Fifty-seven percent of 18-29 year olds (which, as a reminder, does not encompass the entire Millennial generation) support using group troops to thwart ISIS. Another way of putting this is they prefer keeping all options on the table.
Similarly, there is substantial support for a strong American role in the world. At a time when isolationist tendencies are waning, but persist, these data points put Millennials ahead of the curve in terms of understanding what’s at stake.
Well, that’s it for this edition. Next up: the prequel.