More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems. They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times.One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.

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Two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” when dealing with people.

Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government.

About half of Millennials say the president has failed to change the way Washington works, which had been the central promise of his candidacy.

Of those who say this, three-in-ten blame Obama himself, while more than half blame his political opponents and special interests.

Yet not belonging does not necessarily mean not believing.

Millennials pray about as often as their elders did in their own youth.

() Only about six-in-ten were raised by both parents — a smaller share than was the case with older generations.

In weighing their own life priorities, Millennials (like older adults) place parenthood and marriage far above career and financial success. Just one-in-five Millennials (21%) are married now, half the share of their parents’ generation at the same stage of life.

Nearly four-in-ten have a tattoo (and for most who do, one is not enough: about half of those with tattoos have two to five and 18% have six or more).

Nearly one-in-four have a piercing in some place other than an earlobe — about six times the share of older adults who’ve done this.

But at the moment, fully 37% of 18- to 29-year-olds are unemployed or out of the workforce, the highest share among this age group in more than three decades.