On the cusp of adulthood and facing an uncertain future : What we know about Gen Z so far

 

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One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate will be part of a new generation of Americans – Generation Z. Born after 1996, most members of this generation are not yet old enough to vote, but as the oldest among them turn 23 this year, roughly 24 million will have the opportunity to cast a ballot in November. And their political clout will continue to grow steadily in the coming years, as more and more of them reach voting age.

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Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms

Voters Across The Country Head To The Polls For The Midterm Elections

Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms

Voters in Missouri take part in November’s elections. Turnout reached a record high for the 2018 midterms. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Midterm voter turnout reached a modern high in 2018, and Generation Z, Millennials and Generation X accounted for a narrow majority of those voters, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available Census Bureau data.

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At what age do you become ‘old?’ Here’s what four different generations think

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If age really is just a number, what number marks old age? Well, the answer to that depends on how old you are now.

Millennials hold the least generous views on aging, saying that you are old beginning at just 59, according to a new study by U.S. Trust. Older groups, however, put the starting point further out.

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Study finds Millennial generation might not be so special after all

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Today’s young Americans are less environmentally conscious—and often less civic-minded overall—than previous generations.

Are today’s Millennial generation altruistic and civic-minded or materialistic and self-absorbed?  In the latest installment: a study that says the popular view of young adults as more caring, interested in social issues and concerned about the environment compared to previous generations is mostly false.

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