More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’ -
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.
The public tends to underestimate Hillary Clinton’s age (she is 66). About eight-in-ten (83%) survey respondents gave an age of 65 or younger in our poll.
The [internet] adoption story itself is amazing and hardly ever duplicated in world history. Technology has not deployed this fast, ever. — Lee Rainie, director of Pew Research Center’s Internet project, chats with NPR about the upcoming 25th anniversary of the web.
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Paul Taylor’s "The Next America" looks at the future demographics of the country and how Boomers and Millennials are lining up for a dramatic collison. Read an excerpt of the book on Salon!
What do people think of Hillary? Our poll this week digs into the data.
A notable share of Americans say the internet is essential to them.
By a 76%-15% margin, internet users said the internet has been good for society and another 8% volunteered the answer that they believe it had been both good and bad.
Bill Clinton vs. Lena Dunham: The Shakespearean battle of boomers and millennials
Neither political party has really articulated an economic vision that will address the challenges faced by young adults. The solutions we’re seeing are sort of recycled solutions from the past.
— Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of Young Invincibles, speaking about Millennials at our Generations in the Next America symposium.
The math of [Social Security and Medicare] does not work. Everybody who looks at the demographics knows that those systems are going broke within 15 or 20 years. And the longer you wait, the more the burden of the solution is going to fall on the Millennials. — The Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor on Morning Edition. Taylor’s new book is out: The Next America.
That’s a number you don’t often see. —
Carroll Doherty, director of political research at the Pew Research Center, speaking at our Generations in the Next America event about Millennials and politics. Follow our live blog.
Half of Millennials call themselves independent, versus 27% Democrats and 17% Republicans. But when you include those who “lean” toward one party or another, half identify with the Democratic Party versus 34% for the Republican Party.
Less than one-third of developing nation populations have access to the Internet.
We don’t really think about it. It’s just the world we grew up in. — Alicia Menendez, host of “Alicia Menendez Tonight” on Fusion TV, on the racial and ethnic diversity of her generation at our Generations in the Next America event, happening now.
“It’s going to take a crisis to galvanize young people” politically. —
Neil Howe, economist, historian and demographer, speaking at our Generations in the Next America event happening now, discussing how to get Millennials engaged in the political process.
Going to college isn’t wrong. Going to college at any cost? That’s wrong. — Washington Post personal-finance columnist Michelle Singletary, speaking at our Generations in the Next America event at the Newseum this morning.