Irreligion, baby boom generation and alcoholism
The baby boom generation was born between the years 1946 and 1964.
In 2011, the Pew research foundation reported concerning the United States:
|“||Younger generations also are significantly less likely than older ones to affiliate with a religious tradition. This pattern began in the 1970s when 13% of Baby Boomers were unaffiliated with any particular religion, according to the General Social Survey. That compared with just 6% among the Silent generation and 3% among the Greatest generation.||”|
Alcoholrehab.com reported in their article Generational Trends in Substance Abuse:
|“|| Baby Boomers
Baby boomers are the population that was born between the years 1946-1964, after World War II. So many babies were born during this generation that they are having major impacts on society as they age. Substance abuse among baby boomers is different from earlier generations. Baby boomers are the first generation to have multiple addictions to illegal drugs and alcohol. Prior generations were mainly addicted to alcohol and some legal medications. Alcohol abuse among baby boomers can be both binge drinking and heavy alcohol use. Baby boomers also have a higher rate of alcohol abuse than earlier generations.
Atheism, various generations and alcoholism: