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.
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.
The Pew Research Center survey, conducted in association with A+E Networks' HISTORY, asked everyone from Millennials to members of the Greatest Generation to list the events that most profoundly affected America.
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.
The share of Americans who do not identify with a religious group is surely growing, but there are differing ideas about the factors driving this trend.
Recent presidential elections have been dominated by voters from the Baby Boom and previous generations. That may change this November.
Compared with many other countries in the world, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.
Video from the Pew Research Center's "Generations in the Next America" event held on March 7, 2014.
Compared to other generations, a smaller percentage of Millennials say the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.
Report For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A national survey finds that 52% say that the use of marijuana should be made legal while 45% say it should not. Support for legalizing marijuana has risen 11 points […]