Are Millennials Becoming More Conservative?
July 7, 2022
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.