Independents often are portrayed as political free agents with the potential to alleviate the nation’s partisan divisions. The reality is that most independents are not all that “independent” politically. An overwhelming majority of independents (81%) continue to “lean” toward either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. Among the public overall, 17% are Democratic-leaning independents, while 13% lean toward the Republican Party.
Over the past 50 years – from the Silent Generation’s young adulthood to that of Millennials today – the United States has undergone various cultural and societal shifts. Now that the youngest Millennials are in their 20s, Pew Research Center has done a comprehensive update of their prior demographic work on generations. Millennials are better educated – a factor tied to employment and financial well-being – but there is a sharp divide between the economic fortunes of those who have a college education and those who don’t.
Voter turnout will play an important role in determining the relative electoral influence of different racial and ethnic groups. While demographic changes unfold slowly, it’s already clear that the 2020 electorate will be unique in several ways. Nonwhites will account for a third of eligible voters – their largest share ever – driven by long-term increases among certain groups, especially Hispanics. At the same time, one-in-ten eligible voters will be members of Generation Z, the Americans who will be between the ages 18 and 23 next year. That will occur as Millennials and all other older generations account for a smaller share of eligible voters than they did in 2016.
Un mapa electoral publicado por el Centro de Investigación Pew muestra información demográfica relevante sobre los votantes hispanos en la Florida. Hay 2.6 millones de votantes hispanos elegibles en la Florida. Entre los votantes hispanos registrados en la Florida, 479.000 están registrados como republicanos y 678.000 están registrados como demócratas.
A research study published by Google and Ipsos shows behavioral insights on how baby boomers and seniors seek and share information online. Boomers and seniors spend more time on the internet than any other media channel. Over 80% of boomers and seniors use the internet to learn about a topic of interest, and 55% of them follow a group or organization on social media.