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Generation Z holds more Catholic values than the three previous generations – but why?

A recent study revealed a shocking number of young teens are more conservative and more skeptical of the transgender phenomenon than any generation since the Baby Boomers.

According to a study published by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, Kids born between 1995 and 2003 grew up in a world of gender fluidity.

For Generation Z, same-sex marriage is nothing to bat an eye at and transgender people roam the streets, openly dressing, talking and acting like the gender stereotype of their choosing.

A survey of 1,000 12-19-year-olds, 81 percent of preteens and teens believe gender is not a defining factor for individuals.

Of those surveyed, 56 percent said they deviated from purchasing clothing designed for their own gender and 70 percent were in favor of gender neutral bathrooms.

The shift in sexuality and sexual orientation is evident when stepping back and observing Baby Boomers to the current generations.

Gender roles and social norms have changed drastically since 1945. The more conservative generations largely believe clothing should be assigned to specific genders (think women wearing dresses, men wearing pants) and each should have a very specific line separating them.

Generation Z is more conservative than previous generations. Generation Z is more conservative than previous generations.

Newer generations are view themselves as “quite liberal” or “very liberal” and are not adhering to the previously clearly outlined gender norms.

Though GenZ was raised around gender fluidity and the ongoing process of breaking stereotypes, they have proven to be more conservative when asked the following questions:

People are exploring their gender identity more than in the past
I know someone who uses non-gender binary pronouns (they/them/ze, etc.) instead of traditional gendered pronouns (he/him,she/her)
It’s important for public spaces to provide access to gender neutral bathrooms
I am more accepting of people of nontraditional gender identities than I was a year ago
If a sport is available for one gender at a school or university, it should be available for the other gender as well.

Catholic Herald revealed GenZ were proven to be more cautious with money.

One in four admitted they would rather save than use credit cards, while four in ten Baby Boomers believe “Money is meant to be spent.”

The newer generations are learning from the failures of previous ones and seem to be quick to learn from their parents and grandparents. Where will Generation Z take the United States? If they keep their conservative views, it’s possible they could be the generation to make America a God-fearing nation and a truly great country once more.


 

By Kenya Sinclair









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5 comments

  1. Doug Reply

    Would it not be appropriate to define “gen Z” before referring to it?

    1. Richard Reply

      Z the last letter?

  2. Patrick Gannon Reply

    Would it not be appropriate to identify the study in some detail, like a title; to provide a source for this article? All we get is: “According to a study published by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, Kids born between 1995 and 2003 grew up in a world of gender fluidity.” I searched the JWTIntelligence site and I can’t find this study.
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    The article begins with a “shocking" (did you get that, it’s absolutely “shocking") study that reveals these young teens are more conservative and skeptical of the trans phenomena than the boomers. Yet the article then spends several paragraphs completely contradicting this by illustrating how liberal they really are.
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    The author, apparently noticing the contradiction, then suggests that this generation has “proven to be more conservative when asked the following questions:" This is followed by a set of questions for which we are given no results whatsoever. We aren’t told how they are “proven" to be more conservative in their responses to these questions, given that we were just told how liberal they are. Very confusing, (and clearly intentionally so).
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    Then we skip away from the sex issues, which are all-important to the RCC, and move to the next most important subject, money. Again, without any survey questions, any sources, any quotes or information from the study, we are simply told that 25% of youngsters would rather save (which means 75% would rather spend), than use credit cards, while 40% of Baby Boomers believe “money is meant to be spent," but we aren’t told how that correlates to the credit card question, or if these questions are even related. When you’re GenZ, your credit balance is seldom what a Baby Boomer has; and using credit cards is not evidence of failing to save. There’s no trail of logic here; only a trail of (intentional) confusion.
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    Baby boomers are in spending mode. We have the kids out of the house; many have the mortgage paid off (not me!), many are well employed (many are suffering as well, but in general the baby boomers aren’t starving), and so of course this is the time of life to do some traveling, upgrade the house, buy a vacation home, go on a trip, etc. A Gen Z dude or dudette is just starting out. Few have anything to save. I sure didn’t have anything to save at that age! I would go through the grocery line checkout and have to put stuff back. There’s tuition, and rent and dating, and job seeking and car repairs, etc. etc. Why would any reasonable person expect Baby Boomers and Gen Zers to be similar in their views on money? No information is provided to show how the BB’s responded to those same questions – if indeed they were asked them – several decades ago. We used credit cards back then because interest on them used to be tax deductible! The article in no way “proved" that Gen Z is more conservative – indeed the bulk of the article does exactly the opposite.
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    This article is an example of either very shoddy journalism, or intentional deceit.. Be critical when you read articles from this author.

  3. CJ Reply

    Having a hard time seeing how being more accepting of ‘gender fluidity’ constitutes ‘conservatism’ or ‘God-fearing’.

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