Conservatives are hoping to build support among Millennials defined by Pew as those adults born 1981 or after by capitalizing on economic discontent. But Millennials’ high level of concern about inequality may make that very hard, since conservatives deny inequality is much of a problem and actually propose to make it worse through their favored tax and budget policies.
The Public Religion Research Institute, in conjunction with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, recently conducted a large-scale survey of college-age Millennials ages 18-24. Among the findings was Millennials’ strong stand against inequality. Almost three-quarters 73 percent agreed that “the economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy.”