Dem pollster says millennials are more aware of gender, racial inequality

Democratic pollster Nancy Zdunkewicz said Friday that millennials tend to be more aware of inequality in the U.S.

"If you think about it, they're more connected. This is a more diverse generation," Zdunkewicz told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"They're more in-tuned to some of those gender and racial inequalities," she added.

Zdunkewicz was commenting on a poll conducted by YouGov and the Foundation for Liberty and Greatness (FLAG) that found millennials were largely critical of U.S. social issues.

Sixty percent of millennials said they thought the U.S. was sexist, and 63 percent said the country was racist.

The same poll found that one in five millennials said the American flag was a "sign of intolerance and hatred."

At the same time, 62 percent of millennials in the poll said they considered themselves to be American patriots.

— Julia Manchester