With November 6 just around the corner, midterm elections are fast approaching. On National Voter Registration Day, more than 800,000 people registered in preparation for this year’s elections, an all-time high.
For many members of Generation Z and newly-turned 18-year-olds, November 6 will mark their first time casting a vote. As polarized as the divide between Democrats and Republicans appears, there also seems to be an ever-growing split across generations.
On issues from abortion to immigration, race to foreign policy, the two younger generations “Generation Z” and “Millennials” continue to spread further and further away from their predecessors, the “Baby Boomers” and the “Silents.”
According to the Pew Research Center, just 27 percent of Millennials and 36 percent of Generation Xers approve of Donald Trump’s post-year job performance, in comparison to the 46 percent of Silents and 44 percent of Boomers who approve.
Read on to learn more about how the coming generation of voters contrasts with the present, and what the younger and older generations have to say on politics, news and activism.