A new analysis of 2020 validated voters examines change and continuity in the electorate, both of which contributed to Joe Biden’s victory. It looks at how new voters and voters who turned out in either 2016, 2018 or both voted in the 2020 presidential election, and offers a detailed portrait of the demographic composition of the 2020 electorate.
Gen Z, Millennials Stand Out for Climate Change Activism, Social Media Engagement With Issue
Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
Key findings: How Americans’ attitudes about climate change differ by generation, party and other factors
Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change.
The changing face of Congress in 7 charts
Apart from its political makeup, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
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.
What the 2020 electorate looks like by party, race and ethnicity, age, education and religion
What does the 2020 electorate look like politically, demographically and religiously as the race enters its final days?
Gen Z eligible voters reflect the growing racial and ethnic diversity of U.S. electorate
The share of Gen Z voters who are Hispanic is significantly higher than the share among other groups of voters.
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
On the Cusp of Adulthood and Facing an Uncertain Future: What We Know About Gen Z So Far
Born after 1996, the oldest Gen Zers will turn 23 this year. They are racially and ethnically diverse, progressive and pro-government, and more than 20 million will be eligible to vote in November.
Younger Americans view coronavirus outbreak more as a major threat to finances than health
Older Americans are more likely than younger adults to feel their health is at risk, while younger people are focused on economic threats.
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