Generation Z Classifications

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n today’s American society, there are eight different generation classifications used to group individuals together based on their year of birth. Each of the various generational classifications have a different attitude towards the role of religion in America. The youngest classification is Generation Z, and they are made up of individuals born between 1995 and 2012. Next, there is Generation Y, also known as Millennials, and they were born between the years of 1977 and 1994. Then there are the Boomers 2, also referred to as Generation Johns, and they were born between 1955 and 1965. The next classification is the Boomers 1, or the Baby Boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1954. The individuals that were born between the years of 1922 and 1927 fall into the classification of the Post-War Cohort. Then there is the World War 2 Classification, they were born between 1922 and 1927. The last classification has very few individuals still …show more content…
When looking at the causes of the different attitudes towards the role of religion, there are many different factors that must be considered. When looking at the individuals that make up Generation Z, it is easy to say that their parents, friends, and mentors have a major influence over their attitude surrounding religion. Because of their young age, they have not had the exposure to different beliefs and religions that are found throughout the world. They only know what they have been taught by the adults in their lives. The Millennial classification is where things start to get interesting. Because of the availability of the internet, higher education, and general experiences in life, many people start to develop different views surrounding religion. According to the Pew Research Center (2010), “Millennials are significantly more unaffiliated than members of Generation X were at a comparable point in their life cycle (20% in the late 1990’s) and twice

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