Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.
Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.
In the last four national elections, generation has mattered more in American elections than it has in decades. This continues to be true as voters look ahead toward the 2012 general election. In a contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney, there is a 20-point gap in support for Obama between Millennials and the over-65 Silent generation.
A comprehensive new survey of racial attitudes finds that a year after Barack Obama’s election, blacks’ assessments about the state of black progress in America have improved more dramatically than at any time in the last quarter century.