Generation Right – BBC Radio 4

It’s a commonplace thought that the young start their lives as idealistic left-wingers, only to become more conservative with age. But are today’s twenty-somethings going to debunk that as a myth? Extensive polling shows that in many respects, young people now are to the political right of their parents and grandparents when they were young. Their attitudes often appear characterised by a suspicion of collectivism and a greater scepticism towards the state.

This BBC radio 4 programme explores the reasons for this generational shift and its implications. Click here to listen: and make your comments and thoughts on the topic below.

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