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Millennials and Generation X Outnumbered Baby Boomers in the Last US Elections

  • 2018-10-05 17:18
  • 아시아뉴스통신=Timothy Montales 기자
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As the recent demographics of Baby Boomers diminished in the total recorded number of votes cast in the recent US presidential elections, Millennials and Generation X have outnumbered the population of Baby Boomers by 1.7 million.


Millennials and Generation X cast a total of 69.6 million votes while Baby Boomers took the lower half of the total votes consisting 67.9 million out of a total of 137.5 million votes in the last 2016 general election, according to data from the Pew Research Center analysis for the Consensus Bureau.


Factors affecting the rise of the Millennial population include the scope of years that spans its generation which is said to be between 1981 to 2000, while Generation X spans between 1964 to 1980.However, despite these data, the Pew analysis states that as much as there is a bigger population of Millennials as opposed to Generation X, it is said that the former voted less frequently than the latter, which makes the Generation X the ruling factor on the outnumbering of the Baby Boomer generation.


Millennials who are currently perceived to be of ages 18 to 35 in 2016 can still largely influence the future elections in the US since the factor of immigration and naturalization can still come into play.Despite the contributing size of Millennials, Generation X is still perceived to be the heavy voters that strongly influence the course of electoral politics.




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