Throwing millenials in the political topics and asking for their opinions is fairly easy. This is true particularly when they do believe that the government must refine their job. While these contradictions have given millenials a stigma for being politically disconnected and indifferent, their reputation has betrayed the emerging and distinctive identity of civic activists.
The confusion is rooting back from the point that millenials compared to their predecessors do not see the government as being the best platform in executing their duties as a citizen. The truth is, as per the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll in 2014, there are 83% of millenials who believed that if Americans only given more money and time to charitable organizations and community groups, it’ll make things better around them. And among those who are 34 years old and up, 62% had said the same thing.
Numbers don’t Lie
Meanwhile, the same poll showed as well that 66% of millenials do believe that local business such as towing company San Jose can also be a big help in attaining good and contented life while less than half of the non-millenials have agreed with them. However, as millenials are exhibiting more faith in entrepreneurship and community volunteering, they are setting historically low marks for belief in the government. This is as per the survey made by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
The reason for this is that, millenials have upbringing in the world of technology like social media, Wikipedia, Google and the likes.
All of which has unprecedented expectations for accountability. Furthermore, millenials are seeking for responsiveness and transparency to supplement get the trust in the government.
Change of Times
And as soon as transparency has become a top priority, activists cause has taken precedence over established companies and institutions. According to Millennial Impact Report, which was a report back from 2014, millennials prefer allotting their money and time not on institutional trust as what their parents did. Rather, they prefer to put it on where they would make the most impact on. Without a doubt, there is a massive difference between previous generations than of today.