How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World

By Robert Joustra; Alissa Wilkinson | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 10
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor:
Learning to Love Faithful Institutions

What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food
appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the
hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if
it were so easy to come by? What do they do all day, these
people in the Capitol, besides decorating their bodies and
waiting around for a new shipment of tributes to roll in and
die for their entertainment?

Katniss Everdeen

District 12: where you can starve to death in safety.

Katniss Everdeen

In March 2014, the Pew Research Center released a report1 showing that American Millennials — ages eighteen to thirty-three — are relatively unattached to institutions. Half of all Millennials (50 percent) describe themselves as political independents; three in ten (29 percent) say they are religiously unaffiliated. “These are at or near the

1. Pew Research Center, “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends,” Social and Demographic Trends, March 7, 2014, http://www .pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/.

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