Politics from Gen. X to Gen. Y
How does Generation Y – a.k.a. the “Millenials” – feel about politics?
[Millenials] are still more likely than any other age group to identify as Democrats.
A study by the Pew Research Center, The Millenials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change, showed that our generation, compared to Generation X-ers, voted the least, tended to support Barack Obama (although not so much anymore) and didn’t see eye-to-eye with our elders’ views on issues like national security or social agendas.
In general, we’re liberal, hands-off and pretty easy-going about politics while our parents tended to be more involved and conservative. I set out to see if this disparity still existed.
Listen to the audio clips to hear thoughts from both generations. I asked members of each generation what is the most important political issue to them right now, why and if they had any solutions to those problems.
People need to work… there’s no stability.
Diann Dillard, 48
I’m not getting a raise but I still have to go to work.
Tara Tate, 45
Just the way [the economy is] running, it’s downhill.
James Abell, 55