The 2018 midterm elections significantly boosted the number of Millennials and Generation Xers in the lower chamber.
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.
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.
Three-quarters of Americans say Sept. 11 was one of the 10 events in their lives that had the greatest impact on the country, with many also citing Obama's election and the tech revolution.
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.
Recent presidential elections have been dominated by voters from the Baby Boom and previous generations. That may change this November.
Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.