Millennials are far less trusting of others than are older generations of Americans, and they're more likely to be religiously unaffiliated, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center on how America's favorite think piece-inspiring generation is "forging a distinctive path into adulthood."
Only 19 percent of millennials agree that "most people can be trusted," compared to 40 percent of baby boomers who say the same. Meanwhile, almost one in three millennials claim religious independence, while fully half call themselves political independents.
So what do millennials believe in? Selfies, and lots of them. Members of the digitally-savvy generation are more than twice as likely as members of any other age group to have shared a selfie, with 55 percent saying they'd done so in the past.
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Meanwhile, the Silent Generation is apparently still trying to figure out just what in the heck "selfie" even means.
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