July 8, 1992

Campaign ’92: Survey VIII

Generation Divide

Report Summary

On the eve of the national political conventions the American electorate is composed of three generations that are likely to play vastly different roles in the coming election. Americans over 50 may be the first generation of older people in modern history to spearhead a political revolution, and middle-aged people, clustered in the oversized “baby boom” generation, are at last poised to make their presence felt on election day.