The American public values the interdependence of younger and older generations, according to findings from “Generation ‘War’? Survey Finds Few Takers,” a new national survey on intergenerational relationships by Paul Taylor and Scott Keeter.
The study finds that most Americans believe that cooperation between young and old will be a source of national strength in an era characterized by rapid population aging, growing racial diversity and persistent partisan gridlock. These views are widely shared across conventional dividing lines — age, race, gender, income, party and ideology.
The report also explores differences in attitudes across the generations – Millennial, Gen X, Boomer and Silent – finding differences in their views around what age groups face the biggest economic challenges and need the greatest community support.
About the Authors: Paul Taylor is the author of “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown” and the former executive vice president of the Pew Research Center. Scott Keeter is the former director of survey research at the Pew Research Center.
Read the full report here.