Some traditions catch up with age, and others lose relevance with the passage of time. In the total sample group of 18-25 years, there is a marked difference in the responses of those in the age group of 18 to 21 years, when compared to the beliefs of those in the 22 to 25-year-old category.
While only 28% of those in the age group of 18 to 21 years professed a strong belief in astrology, the percentage in the 22 to 25 years category was as high as 41%.
Similarly, while 56% of those in the 18 to 21 age group believe that many Indian traditions need to be preserved, 70% of respondents in the 22 to 25 age group replied in the affirmative to the same question.
However, the dependence on families and giving in to elders was visible more in the younger lot. "This could be because attitudes change faster today and a generation gap is visible within three to five years," feels writer Amish Tripathi.