Yesterday, publishing a first slice of ComRes’ polling for UnHerd on the differences in values between younger and older Britons we found some significant divergences on Christianity, crime, overseas interventionism and the balance between freedom and equality.
Today, here’s two findings where 18 to 24 year-olds and over 65s think almost identically.
Contrary to the suggestion that the young are socialists in the image of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Generation-Zers are actually pretty split on whether big government is as big of a problem as big government. Like with over 65s it’s a close-run thing. There are mirror-image challenges for both major British political parties here. Can Labour get past its ideological belief in the State and recognise when bureaucracy goes wrong1? Can the Tories get past their admiration for wealth creation and take on big business when it acts against the public interest2?
The second infographic below captures the finding by ComRes that young voters overwhelmingly share with their grandparents’ generation the view that a loving home is more important for the upbringing of a child than a good school.
More results tomorrow – with the first publication of our survey of US adults.