Millennials Love Labor Unions, New Study Finds

January 19, 2016

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Millennials love labor unions.

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, millennials’ views of unions have improved in recent years, with more than half of respondents telling pollsters they have a favorable opinion of labor organizations.

In a survey conducted between Aug. 27 and Oct. 4, 2015, 57 percent said that labor unions have a positive impact on the country. Support for labor unions improved over the last five years among other generations as well. Forty-five percent of Americans of all ages support labor unions, compared to 32 percent in 2010.

But millennials are more likely than their elders to view unions positively; 42 percent of Gen Xers, 41 percent of Baby Boomers, and 28 percent of the Silent Generation (people born in mid 1920s to the early 1940s) now view labor organizations favorably. 

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