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Millennials are America’s future, but are they ready to take the baton of leadership? Well, new research from Pew uncovers some interesting characteristics of millennials that might help answer that question. The New York Post reports.

According to a Pew survey this month, half of millennials — people ranging from 18 to 33 years in age — now classify themselves as political independents. That’s up from 38 percent of those who classified themselves that way in 2004.

In addition, nearly a third are unaffiliated with any church. Pew says millennials are “at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any generation in the quarter-century” Pew has been polling these topics.

It makes for fascinating reading. Despite the alienation from parties and churches and high levels of social distrust, they are arguably the most optimistic about America’s future. But not so for government: They think Social Security won’t be there for them, and even though they say government has a responsibility to ensure people have health coverage, most disapprove of ObamaCare.

On Tuesday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin examined data from the Pew poll and asked his panel of guests if millennials are ready to lead. Listen to what they had to say.

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

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