Millennials Are Prudes, Don't Like Hooking Up, Says New Study

Millenials Are Prude, Says Science

Young people might not be following religion as closely, but they're more prudish than you'd think.

The press likes to make millennials look like they're frivolous in basically all aspects of life. If you read headlines, you'd think millennials: don't want to work, aren't smart about filtering themselves when it comes to social media, and all they want to do is hookup and have sex. But FINALLY: there's one millennial stereotype that can be proven wrong! According to a new survey, this young generation actually doesn't like hooking up.

A survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute included 2,300 Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, and found a whopping 37 percent think that "sex between two adults who have no intention of establishing a relationship" is wrong morally. 

Of course, the survey didn't define what sex is so it leaves a lot up to interpretation. But that's more millennials thinking negatively about "hookup culture" than what movies would have you believe.

Also, looks like marriage is still relevant to this generation. Despite the notion that more millennials are putting it off, it looks like many of them still want to eventually walk down the aisle. The survey found that 71 percent of millennials still view marriage as relevant.

The results are interesting since many of the millennial survey takers don't really affiliate with a religion, but still uphold the tradition of matrimony. A third of the responders identify as atheist, agnostic, apathetic, or nothing in particular.


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