Sunday, May 16, 2021
More members of the millennial generation and Generation Z voted in the 2020 presidential election than in any prior election, according to several studies of the electorate that have taken place in recent months. And for the first time in American history, a majority of eligible voters under the age of 30 cast a ballot in an election.
"Basically 40 percent of the electorate are essentially Gen Z and millennials and some young Xers in there," said John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics who helped the Biden campaign survey younger voters. "They are replacing the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers. For every one of those who are exiting the electorate, they are being replaced by someone more progressive."
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