But you didn't have cell phones.
-You didn't have 24/7 social media
-You didn't have internet
-You didn't have a generation of millennials and generations under them routinely digesting ultra progressive lifestyles and societal themes from elementary school and up
I think the effect of technology is underestimated by older generations of Americans who aren't as connected as my generation and generations under me are and have been our whole lives. I see a dramatic shift to Western European style values and politics within my lifetime in America that essentially wipes out social conservatism (and I'd argue we're already seeing it occur among under 30's), largely thanks to technology. Again I simply think older generations immensely discount just how socially liberal even a conservative oriented millennial or younger truly is.