Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin
Pew Research Center will use 1996 as the last birth year for Millennials for our future work. President Michael Dimock explains why.
The Generation Gap in American Politics
Generational differences have long been a factor in U.S. politics. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.
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Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November
Generation X and younger generations make up a majority of the U.S. electorate. But if past U.S. midterm election turnout patterns hold true, these younger Americans are unlikely to cast the majority of votes this November.
Younger people are less religious than older ones in many countries, especially in the U.S. and Europe
In 46 countries around the world, adults under age 40 are less likely to say religion is very important in their lives than are older adults.
Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018
YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teenagers.
Many Republican Millennials differ with older party members on climate change and energy issues
There are significant divides between younger Republicans and their elders in the GOP on a range of environmental and energy issues.
More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year
In all, more than 17 million Millennial women in the U.S. have become mothers. In 2016, Millennial women accounted for 82% of U.S. births.
Declining share of Americans would find it very hard to give up TV
Just 31% of Americans say it would be very hard to give up their TV, down from 2006. In contrast, roughly half of cellphone owners say it would be very hard to give up their cellphone.
Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life
Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in recent years among older generations.
Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force
As of 2017, 56 million Millennials were working or looking for work, more than the 53 million Generation Xers and 41 million Baby Boomers in the labor force.
A record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households
The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.
Millennials approach Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in the electorate
As of November 2016, an estimated 62 million Millennials were voting-age U.S. citizens – moving closer in number to the 70 million Baby Boomers.