Are Millennials Becoming More Conservative?

Daniel A. Cox July 7, 2022

Obama with supporters

Since the millennial generation first started casting ballots in the early 2000s, Democratic presidential candidates have never lost the youth vote. (Fun fact: the largest age gap in presidential voting over the last 50 years was in the 2008 election, the first year when all voters under 30 were part of the millennial generation.) Millennials were also instrumental in pushing for same-sex marriage, and were the first generation to express significant concern about climate change. This large, and liberal-leaning generation seemed poised to transform American politics.

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Survey Reports

Daniel A. Cox
July 28, 2022

The Democratic Party’s Transformation: More Diverse, Educated, and Liberal but Less Religious

The Democratic party has experienced a lot if change in recent years, where is this change most prominent in the days leading up to 2022 midterms?

An illustration of the side profiles of four people. From left to right: a young white man with blond hair, an older Black woman with short, curly Black hair, a young woman with tan skin and black hair with a blue streak, an older man with darker tan skin with curly grey hair and a mustache.

Daniel A. Cox, Beatrice Lee, Dana Popky
April 27, 2022

Politics, Sex, and Sexuality: The Growing Gender Divide in American Life

The March 2022 American Perspectives Survey examines the growing gender divide in American Life.

Daniel A. Cox
March 24, 2022

Generation Z and the Future of Faith in America

Data from the American National Family Life Survey paints a complicated picture of religious change and disaffiliation in the country today.

Daniel A. Cox
February 9, 2022

Emerging Trends and Enduring Patterns in American Family Life

The American National Family Life Survey examines the changing contours of American family life in the country today.