Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election

Baby Boomers and other older Americans are no longer the majority of voters in U.S. presidential elections. Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in the 2016 general election, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau […] Read more »

Millennials to pass baby boomers as largest voter-eligible age group, and what it means

In 2018, the American electorate will cross a historic threshold that could reshape the political balance of power — or leave Democrats fuming in frustration at continued Republican dominance of Washington. For the first time, millennials next year will pass baby boomers as the largest generation of Americans eligible to […] Read more »

This may be the last presidential election dominated by Boomers and prior generations

For the past few decades, presidential elections have been dominated by voters of the Baby Boom and previous generations, who are estimated to have cast a majority of the votes. But their election reign may end this November, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. CONT. […] Read more »

A Wider Ideological Gap Between More and Less Educated Adults

Two years ago, Pew Research Center found that Republicans and Democrats were more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the previous two decades. But growing ideological distance is not confined to partisanship. There are also growing ideological divisions along educational and generational lines. Highly educated adults – […] Read more »

Why Hillary is asking America to see her candidacy as ‘historic’

In her presidential campaign kick-off speech and in a subsequent interview with Iowa media, Hillary Clinton leaned pretty hard into the notion that electing her president would represent a major historical breakthrough. … But it probably isn’t an accident that she noted that she’d be the first female president as […] Read more »