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High School Senior Boys Nearly Twice as Likely to Identify as Conservative Over Liberal

Twelfth-grade boys are nearly twice as likely to identify as conservative over liberal, according to a survey of American youth.

The University of Michigan survey found that while boys are trending to the right, girls are trending to the left — with only 12 percent identifying as conservative.

“In annual surveys over the last three years, roughly one-quarter of high school seniors self-identified as conservative or ‘very conservative’ on the Monitoring the Future survey, a scholarly endeavor that dates to the 1970s,” The Hill reports. “Only 13 percent of boys identified as liberal or very liberal in those years.”

The report continued, “The figures represent a striking shift in the political views of boys. As recently as the late 2000s, liberal boys occasionally outnumbered conservatives. Back in the Carter era, both boys and girls leaned liberal.”

“Nowadays, it is girls who are drifting to the left,” the report explains. “The share of 12th-grade girls who identified as liberal rose from 19 percent in 2012 to 30 percent in 2022. Only 12 percent of girls identified as conservative in last year’s survey, administered by the University of Michigan.”

According to a report from the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, “many younger men believe feminism has gone too far and hold more conservative, gender-inequitable views than older men.”

“Men in the U.S. are in trouble. Many feel that their futures are uncertain and their identities are threatened,” the authors, who wrote the report from a far-left stance, noted.

It is important to note that the authors of this report aim “to achieve gender equality and social justice by transforming intergenerational patterns of harm and promoting patterns of care, empathy and accountability among boys and men throughout their lives.”

The report also noted, with evident disdain, “More of the youngest men trust online misogynist influencer Andrew Tate (20%) than trust Biden (15%).”

Additionally, the researchers found that “more than half of all men – rising to nearly 60 percent among men aged 24 to 30 – say men have it harder than women in the US today.”

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