Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Silent Majority

The Silent Majority

During the 1960s, Richard Nixon spoke of a silent majority, who far outnumbered the 60s counterculture.

Today, most folks think of American teens as cynical, jaded, and steeped in sex. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth.

The folks at Ypulse pointed out this Harris Interactive survey of teens:

70% of teens believe in God
78% believe in Heaven, 68% in Hell
47% think abortion should be illegal, versus 37% who think it should be legal
43% think religion has too little influence in America

If you base your impressions on what you see on TV and on the lives of kids on the two coasts, you're not getting the whole story.

For better or worse, we should focus on what people actually believe, not what we think they believe.

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