Today’s young workers are more likely than ever to have a bachelor’s degree
Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had completed at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, compared with 32% of Generation X workers and smaller shares of the Baby Boom and Silent generations when they were in the same age range.
Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.
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.
Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.
This may be the last presidential election dominated by Boomers and prior generations
Recent presidential elections have been dominated by voters from the Baby Boom and previous generations. That may change this November.
How the public views the secret to America’s success
Compared with many other countries in the world, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.
Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation
Millennials now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.
Comparing Millennials to Other Generations
Our interactive graphic compares the generations today and in the years that each generation was young (ages 18 to 33) to demonstrate this sea change in the activities and experiences of young adults that has occurred over the past 50 years.
The Next America
America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.
A generational gap in American patriotism
Compared to other generations, a smaller percentage of Millennials say the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.