This month the Pew Research Center released new survey results that looked at the attitudes of the Millennial Generation. The report found that this generation is more likely to support an activist role for government than older generations. But those results vary significantly by race:
White and non-white Millennials have different views on the role of government as well. On balance, white Millennials say they would prefer a smaller government that provides fewer services (52%), rather than a bigger government that provides more services (39%). Non-white Millennials lean heavily toward a bigger government: 71% say they would prefer a bigger government that provides more services, while only 21% say they would prefer a smaller government. The racial gaps are about as wide among Gen Xers and Boomers.