2020 census results left an impact on culture and politics | Opinion
There is much to be inferred from the results of the 2020 census and its general effect on society, particularly on politics and culture.
Going by the data regarding the aging of the population, I think most people can agree that the aging of the population is a direct sign that people are having fewer children today than in the past. This trend alone says a lot about today’s culture.
There is more of a direct focus on the individual as opposed to past cultures which gave much of the attention to families. Now, that’s by no means to say that family isn’t a common thought in people’s minds yet.
nowadays, but it has certainly decreased. The main reason for the less family-oriented culture that exists today is that raising children is extremely expensive and can put a damper on people’s finances and life experiences.
Apart from the cause of this data, this change also has many effects on culture and politics. For starters, older people statistically tend to be more conservative than younger people. This will affect the laws being drafted, the media and other aspects of our society. In addition to being more conservative, many older adults have specific deep-rooted and past beliefs that affect how they vote.
for laws or people, as well as how they consume media and culture in general.
The change is not too extreme because the population has not aged considerably to the point where an ordinary person would often notice changes in the politics and culture they hear or read about.
In terms of more diverse demographic outcomes, the effects of these data offset much of the effects of an aging population relative to
politics and culture. A more diverse population leads to a more open and expansive approach to politics and culture, as opposed to the more stagnant and conservative view caused by an aging population.
Specifically, the greater plurality of cultures generally equates to a greater need for acceptance of different customs and beliefs which thwarts older generations who are more inclined to want culture and politics to remain the same.
For a more established migrant population, it loosens cultural boundaries a lot, and I personally think that can be a really beneficial thing. Relaxed cultural boundaries mean that people are less inclined to stick to one way of doing things and instead thinking in a more incremental way. When not everyone looks and acts the same, there are more perspectives, which means a more holistic way of approaching culture and even politics.
In terms of politics, I think the loosened cultural boundaries are represented by the fact that it continues to be more focused on helping support
people seeking refuge in the United States, including through laws and political discussions.
The main takeaway from the data is that, if at all, politics and culture improve at least slightly in correlation with this data.
Obviously, there are many more variables that affect politics and culture, but according to these three census results, culture and politics are not turning out for the worse. An aging population could be a good thing because people are so instantly hooked and wired to technology from a very young age in today’s age. It’s always nice to have people who didn’t grow up like that living a boring life without a small screen in front of them.
A more diverse and migrant population opens the country to a wider range of American experiences. The more we expand, the more
we all unite with each other as people, the less racism there will be, the less the viewpoints will be limited and the less people will be confined to their simple day-to-day lifestyles that they are unaware they can be harmful or hateful.