The previous administration at one point dubbed them the “Homeland Generation,” but a recent survey from Pew Research Center labeled them Generation Z — presumably following Generation X and Generation Y, an early name for the millennials. (The groups are defined here.)
More importantly, Pew also recently dug into the political views of that group, born in 1996 or later by their definition. Overall, the group mirrors the generally liberal social politics of the millennials. In data provided to The Post, though, we see that this holds true even among the white men in the generation.
Consider the question of whether respondents think racial and ethnic diversity is good, bad or makes no difference. Nearly 6-in-10 white males who are in “Generation Z” hold that view, versus fewer than 4-in-10 white males born before 1946 (the “Silent Generation,” per Pew’s labels). The drop-off is similar across Gen Z groups, but only among white men are the oldest members more likely to say diversity makes little difference than that it’s a good thing.