Pew Research Center reports and data on the Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 1996 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.
Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election
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.
Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries
About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.
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.
It’s becoming more common for young adults to live at home – and for longer stretches
Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home.
Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did
Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults.
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.
Millennials in many countries are more open than their elders on questions of national identity
In a number of countries, younger people are more likely than their elders to take an inclusive view of what it takes for people to be truly “one of us.”
Americans are moving at historically low rates, in part because Millennials are staying put
Americans are moving at the lowest rate on record, and recently released Census Bureau data show that a primary reason is that Millennials are moving significantly less than earlier generations of young adults.
Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise
Today, 57% of U.S. adults say use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion was nearly the reverse.
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.