Pew Research CenterNovember 3, 2011

Section 6: Generations and Entitlements

The policy debates over Social Security and Medicare are potentially cross-cutting issues for older generations. Silents, as well as many Boomers, place a high priority on these issues politically and are generally more resistant to major changes or reforms than are younger Americans. As a result, while Silents favor the GOP by wide margins on […]

Pew Research CenterJune 3, 2010

Seniors are Strongest Advocates for Change in 2010

Pew Research CenterAugust 17, 2008

News Attitudes and Habits

Most Americans continue to enjoy keeping up with the news – and more than half (52%) say they enjoy it a lot. Despite the pace of modern life, a large majority of people (68%) say they do not feel they are too busy to keep up with the news. And for the most part, people […]

Pew Research CenterFebruary 25, 2008

In November, Will Age Matter?

As John McCain comes ever closer to securing the Republican nomination, his age has remained notably absent as a campaign issue. So far it has attracted so little attention that the network exit pollsters have not included even one question on the subject in 23 state surveys – an extraordinary occurrence given that Senator McCain […]

Pew Research CenterFebruary 21, 2006

Youth and War

Pew Research CenterNovember 18, 2003

Part 2: Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Opposed By nearly two-to-one, more Americans oppose (59%) than favor (32%) legalizing gay marriage. This reflects something of a backlash from polls conducted earlier in the year, before the Supreme Court’s ruling in June that struck down state laws against sodomy. In a July survey shortly after that decision, the public opposed gay […]