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 »

Views on Power and Influence in Washington

Most Americans say they have too little power in Washington these days, according to a new survey by The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Three in 4 Americans say they have too little influence in Washington and 76 percent say poor people have too little influence. Majorities say that […] Read more »

Older Voters Are Complicating the GOP’s Plans for Health Care

House Republican leaders struggling to pass their alternative to the Affordable Care Act are colliding head-on with the GOP’s new demographic reality: Their coalition is centered on older white voters, many of whom fear losing benefits from the Obama-era law. An Atlantic analysis shows that House Republicans who have expressed […] Read more »

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 »