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Millennials, their financial fears and lack of faith in government

MAR 3, 2016

You might call 2016 the Year of the Millennial. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that millennials now outnumber baby boomers nationwide. According to Carolina Demography, millennial adults will outnumber baby boomers in North Carolina as soon as 2017.

Search online for “millennial generation” and you’ll find thousands of articles dedicated to analyzing every aspect of America’s young adult population. As the generation grows, political pundits are trying to predict how’ll they affect politics this year.

Next try searching for the phrase “millennials love Bernie Sanders,” and you will find pages and pages of articles with the same conclusion. The Washington Post’s John Wagner put it best: “(Millennials) grew up in the recession, watched their parents struggle and became anxious about their futures. They are graduating from college with huge debts and gnawing uncertainty about landing jobs and affording homes. They have little faith in government and other institutions they thought they could depend on.”


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