News Young People Are Opposed to the War—Right?
posted by April 18 at 11:44 AMon
You can read this at the top of the PI’s website right now:
TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect traffic congestion around downtown Seattle this afternoon as an estimated 3,000 students hold a march and rally against the war in Iraq. The rally starts at 1 p.m. at Westlake Park, then protesters will march south to the Federal Building and Seattle City Hall downtown before heading to Seattle Public Schools headquarters in Sodo. See map of the route.
And you can read this at the New York Times website right now:
The younger generation is opposed to the war in Iraq, right? Wrong. Actually, they’re divided on the war, far more so than their grandparents, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll in March. Seems younger people are more supportive of the war and the president than any other age group.
Forty-eight percent of Americans 18 to 29 years old said the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, while 45 percent said the United States should have stayed out. That is in sharp contrast to the opinions of those 65 and older, who have lived through many other wars. Twenty eight percent of that age group said the United States did the right thing, while 67 percent said the United States should have stayed out.