Study: Millennials More Disillusioned with Democracy Than Previous Generations

Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, a study of 160 countries by the University of Cambridge has found.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, are more disillusioned with democracy than Generation X, those born between 1965 and 1981, or Baby Boomers born between 1944 and 1964 and the Interwar Generation of 1918-1943.

“Across the world, younger generations are not only more dissatisfied with democratic performance than the old, but also more discontented than previous generations at similar life stages,” the Cambridge study found.

The picture is bad in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, France, Australia and the United Kingdom. But satisfaction has increased in Germany, South Korea and many . . .

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