Millennials face such a roasting online that it's almost as if they can't do anything without being criticized. And according to a new survey, religion is the latest topic to ruffle a few feathers.
There's always a friendly rivalry between different generations.
Everyone tends to think that their age group has it the worst, and usually the blame for that rests primarily on other generations.
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But there's one generation that most often bears the brunt of the criticism.Millennials seem to be almost universally derided by the internet for their broad range of crimes.
One of the main things that millennials are nearly constantly blamed for...
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Let's start with a classic.Only one-third of millennials own their home - with another third still living with their parents. This is the lowest rate of homeownership since the '60s.
Onto a potentially smaller issue.Sales of breakfast cereals are down - far down - and it seems like millennials are to blame. We aren't sure of the reasons, although some speculate that it's just too messy and difficult to clean up.
Millennials are also in opposition to a particular gesture.
That's not the only convention that this generation is doing away with.
Although some things may actually be positive.
Others are more upsetting.Apparently, millennials are wreaking havoc with Costco's profits, choosing, instead, to do their bulk shopping via the good old internet.
And some are just plain weird.
We've already discussed the lack of marriages in millennial culture...According to some, the honeymoon is another tradition that millennials are taking down. Some even claim that they're favoring "unimoons" - separate vacations for the newly married couple.
Millennials tend to favor a more unconventional life.
There's another convention they're eschewing.
And there's another thing that millennials are no longer keeping hold of.Cash! The generation is far more fond of spending virtually, with cash being overly cumbersome and an annoyance.
Here's a weird one.Apparently, millennials have also stopped eating lunch. Many favor a few light snacks throughout the day instead of an extensive lunch break, finding it healthier and more time efficient.
And that's not all.
Hotels have also taken a hit.
There are some things that millennials find too basic.
And there are other cleaning products that are seen as simply unnecessary.
And there's another traditional item that millennials are eschewing.Well, not eschewing entirely - but certainly downsizing. In the past, a huge Thanksgiving turkey was seen as a status symbol - but millennials have been downsizing, citing less food waste.
There's another culinary item that millennials are making obsolete.Beer. Whether it's a fancier, craft IPA or a cheap forty, it seems like they just aren't as fond of the stuff as previous generations.
This one might surprise you.
Millennials are also saying goodbye to something else.
And there's another high-class item that the generation is totally over.Millennials no longer want to wear stiletto heels - and if you've ever tried wearing a pair, we imagine that you can see why.
It seems like there's a range of this sort of item that millennials are no longer bothered about.
And it's not just beer that's taken a hit.Wine's also on the out - well, wine with a cork, at least. Millennials tend to favor a screw top - maybe because of their dislike to kitchen utensils...
This one's less upmarket.
And now, a new survey has found that 43% of millennials here in the U.S. "don't know, care, or believe that God exists."
The American Worldview Inventory asked US adults over the age of eighteen what their religious beliefs were.
And this year they found that half of Millennials (people born between 1984 and 2002) didn't believe in God at all.
Although 57% did consider themselves religious.
Leading on from these statistics...
It's said that Millennials are "significantly less likely to embrace key traditional biblical teachings, including the nature of God, original sin, salvation, creation, life after death, human purpose, and biblical morality."
The AWVI responded to the findings, saying these views "threaten to reshape the nation's religious parameters beyond recognition."
Meanwhile, 70% of Generation X (people born between 1965 and 1983) considered themselves Christian, as well as 79% of Baby Boomers. The highest percentage of Christians were in the Builder Generations (born between 1927 – 1945) in which 83% consider themselves Christian.
The survey also asked about individual life perspectives...
Asking questions on whether you should "treat others as you want them to treat you."
In response, 48% of Millennials agreed, along with 53% of Gen Xers, and 81% of Boomers also said they agreed.
Other perspectives Millennials were on board with were: defining success as happiness, personal freedom, or productivity without oppression; considering an abortion performed to be morally acceptable under certain circumstances; considering premarital sex to be morally acceptable, and finding reincarnation to be more plausible.
The most unpopular belief with Millenials was that there's a "universal purpose for all people is to know, love, and serve God with all heart, mind, strength, and soul."
Sociologist George Barna, CRC director of research, said of the survey's findings: "Gen X and the Millennials have solidified dramatic changes in the nation's central beliefs and lifestyles. The result is a culture in which core institutions, including churches, and basic ways of life are continually being radically redefined."
He believes this shift began around sixty years ago, during the baby boomer generation...
But described Millennials as having "aggressively cut ties with core biblical views and lifestyle values."
What do you think?
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