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2020 electorate will be more diverse than ever

The growing number of Democrats running for president in 2020 are a diverse group of candidates. But they won’t be as diverse as the people voting for them. According to projections from the Pew Research Center, a higher number of those who will cast votes for president next year will be younger than their counterparts […]

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Rise of the younger voter: Millennials’ growing power

New research shows that for the first time, younger voters outvoted their elders in 2016. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, millennials and those in Generation X — voters in the 18-35 and 36-51 age ranges — edged out baby boomers and members of the so-called silent and greatest generations in […]

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Signs of hope for Democrats in 2018? A cautious yes

Midterm elections in 2018 offer an uphill battle for Democrats, with gerrymandered House seats and 25 Democratic incumbent senators facing re-election. But factors ranging from better numbers in recent polling to surges in candidate recruitment — especially women — could mean good news for Team Blue, both next year and in the long term. At […]

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Hey, media: People under 30 don’t trust you

A new report offers some insights into the changing ways younger Americans consume news, and the news isn’t particularly good for the nation’s news media. The study shows that younger people view the news with distrust and do their own research to verify or clarify facts. Overall, they tend to trust video (especially user-generated video) […]

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Election 2016: More polarized than ever

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but new poll results from Pew Research and other sources show that the American electorate is further apart than anytime in the last 25 years. Pew did its usual comprehensive job, conducting more than 8,000 interviews and asking Americans about their political views. While the results are […]

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How Millennials consume news — and what it means for 2016

Some recent studies confirm what many of us already suspected: how you get your political news depends on your age — and your generation. But the younger generation isn’t as out of touch as you might think. A study by the Pew Research Center for Journalism & Media says that 61 percent of those in […]

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U.S. identity as a Christian nation is falling

This won’t come as a surprise to mainstream Protestant denominations that have seen dwindling numbers over several decades. But according to the Pew Research Center, a lower percentage of people in America are identifying themselves as Christian than in any time in the past. And more than a third of millennials don’t affiliate with any […]

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