How Millennial Voters Believe They Can Overcome Political Polarization

Voters cast their election ballots inside a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Springfield, Ill.
Voters cast their election ballots inside a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo/Seth Perlman
Voters cast their election ballots inside a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Springfield, Ill.
Voters cast their election ballots inside a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo/Seth Perlman

How Millennial Voters Believe They Can Overcome Political Polarization

Millennials: the people born between 1980 and 1996. They are close to surpassing the Baby Boomers as the largest living age group in America. Just a quick Google search and you’ll find that people can be pretty fascinated with the generation’s future, political views, and adaption to the real world. Well, there may be a reason for that.

Millennials are the most racially and politically liberal generation ever. We’ll sit down with Cathy Cohen, political science professor at the University of Chicago. She shares her findings as one of the creators of a bi-monthly survey of racially diverse 18 to 34-year-olds called GenFoward, to look at the “Political Polarization and Trust among Millennials.”

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Cathy Cohen, political science professor at the University of Chicago