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.
The pace of Boomer retirements has accelerated in the past year
In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement.
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.
Millennial and Gen Z Republicans stand out from their elders on climate and energy issues
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation
As of July 1, 2019, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the United States' largest living adult generation.
Older Americans continue to follow COVID-19 news more closely than younger adults
More than two-thirds of adults ages 65 or older said they were following news of the pandemic very closely.
Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life
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.
Baby Boomers are staying in the labor force at rates not seen in generations for people their age
The majority of Baby Boomers are still in the labor force: In 2018, 53% of adults ages 54 to 72 were still working or looking for work.
Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins
Pew Research Center now uses 1996 as the last birth year for Millennials in our work. President Michael Dimock explains why.
A record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households
The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.
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