Pew Research Center age breaks for Silent, Baby Boomer, GenX and Millennial Generations

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.

July 31, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJune 21, 2017

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.

May 16, 2017

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.

May 5, 2017

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.

April 19, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2017

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.

GlobalFebruary 16, 2017

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.”

February 13, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 12, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2016

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.