Generational Politics: Silents To Millennials
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney works the crowd as he marches in the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H. Members of Generation X supported GOP candidates by a small margin in 2010. Now they are split between Romney and President Obama.
A new Pew survey finds that Gen Xers, now in their 30s and 40s, are feeling harder hit by the recession than other groups as they struggle to raise children and save for their own retirement. Always a diverse group, they are split in support for President Obama and Mitt Romney.
November 3, 2011 A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds wide gaps in how different generations view politics. Older voters are more conservative and less hopeful about the future of the country. Younger voters lean left and believe the nation's best days are yet to come. But they are less engaged.
November 3, 2011 In retirement, the "silent generation" is becoming increasingly conservative and angry. It's also more engaged in politics than are other generations. NPR's series on generational politics, in collaboration with the Pew Research Center, examines the politics of those 66 to 83 years old.