When we have the data to study groups of similarly aged people over time, we won’t always default to using the standard generational definitions and labels, like Gen Z, Millennials or Baby Boomers.
It can be useful to talk about generations, but generational categories are not scientifically defined and labels can lead to stereotypes and oversimplification.
Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
Boomers, Silents still have most seats in Congress, though number of Millennials, Gen Xers is up slightly
Even as younger generations gain representation in Congress, older generations still make up the majority of senators and representatives.
U.S. Millennials tend to have favorable views of foreign countries and institutions – even as they age
Even as they age, younger generations in the U.S. tend to be more favorably disposed to groups, leaders and countries beyond their border.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
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.