When it comes to partisanship, there are sizable variations within generations, as well as between them. The formative political experiences of the youngest and oldest of each generation can differ considerably.
Our interactive graphic compares the generations today and in the years that each generation was young (ages 18 to 33) to demonstrate this sea change in the activities and experiences of young adults that has occurred over the past 50 years.
Republican Millennials, however, are not as supportive of marijuana legalization as their young Democratic and Democratic-leaning counterparts.
Young people there were less likely than those ages 50 and older to say children today will be better off financially than their parents.
About half of young Europeans ages 18 to 33 have a positive view of China, but that view is tempered by their opinions about that country's human rights record.
In six of seven European Union countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, roughly a third or less of young people born after 1980 have a favorable opinion of Russia.
A majority of younger Europeans don’t feel that they can impact the world around them or their future, a stark contrast with their American counterparts.
What the dwindling youthful population of Europe believes and how their views differ from their aging and far more numerous elders may go a long way toward determining Europe’s fate.
The overall vote share is similar to the 2010 midterm elections, and many of the key demographic divides in 2010 — particularly wide gender and age gaps — remain.
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012.