A wider partisan and ideological gap between younger, older generations

The generation gap in American politics is dividing two younger age groups, Millennials and Generation X, from the two older groups, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. In 2016, as in recent years, Millennials and Gen Xers were the most Democratic of age groups. And both groups had relatively large […] 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 »

The Appeal of ‘Trump-ism’

Is the “silent majority” ready to roar again? Donald Trump thinks so. At his big rally in Phoenix recently, the bombastic businessman insisted: “The ‘silent majority’ is back, and we are going to take the country back.” Trump’s future in the GOP presidential race is uncertain after his churlish attacks […] Read more »