Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
Even as younger generations gain representation in Congress, older generations still make up the majority of senators and representatives.
Even as they age, younger generations in the U.S. tend to be more favorably disposed to groups, leaders and countries beyond their border.
As of July 1, 2019, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the United States' largest living adult generation.
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.
The 2018 midterm elections significantly boosted the number of Millennials and Generation Xers in the lower chamber.
Generation Xers were hit particularly hard in the recession. Yet Gen Xers are the only generation of households to recover the wealth they lost in the downturn.
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.
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.
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.