Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Baby Boomers Were The Largest Voting Generation In 2016
The Baby Boomer generation was once again the largest voting generation in the presidential election. About 48.1 million Baby Boomers voted in 2016, making up about 35% of the total number of voters. Generation X was second with 35.7 million (26%), followed by Millennials with 34 million (25%), and Silent/Greatest with 19.8 million (14%).
The Baby Boomers are not the largest generation in this country. They are outnumbered by Millennials. But the Baby Boomers had a much larger percentage of their generation voting (69%) than the Millennials (49%). The Millennials are now large enough to have a huge effect on this country's elections, but to do so they are going to have to turnout in a much larger percentage -- 49% is not going to get the job done.
These charts reflect a study of the 2016 election by the Pew Research Center.