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US Millennials Beat Baby Boomers as Largest Living Generation

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 12:47 pm (UTC-4)
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The long reign of the baby boomers is over. The millennial generation is now the United States’ largest living generation, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. There are now 75.4 million millennials—people born during the period from 1981 and 1997—who were between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015. They edged past […]

Want to Reach US Hispanics? Try Texting Them

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States is the nation’s Latino population. Fifty-eight percent — nearly 6-in-10 — of U.S. Hispanics are millennials (approximately ages 18-33) or younger, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, half of the black population, and 46 percent of the Asian population, are in that […]

American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]

Americans No Longer One Nation Under God?

Posted March 21st, 2016 at 10:47 am (UTC-4)
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American students begin their day with a patriotic pledge vowing allegiance to “one nation, under God”, while U.S. presidents and politicians regularly end speeches with the words, “May God bless America”. Indeed, since our nation’s founding by pilgrims escaping religious persecution, and seeking the freedom to freely practice their religion, faith has played an integral […]

Poll Finds Young Americans Are ‘Frighteningly’ Liberal

Posted February 26th, 2016 at 1:16 pm (UTC-4)
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While the Republican candidates for president have loudly lamented the steep decline of America, new research by a GOP pollster suggests young people are far more optimistic about the country’s future. “They’re refreshingly, resoundingly sunny about America’s future,” Frank Luntz writes. “This generation simply rejects the gloom and doom, even as their parents and grandparents fret […]

Who’s Losing Out on the American Dream?

Posted February 22nd, 2016 at 10:32 am (UTC-4)
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Recovering from the housing bust of 2008 has been harder on some Americans than others, most notably older millennials, Hispanics, the upper middle class and the wealthy. The 2008 financial crisis caused the greatest disruption in the U.S. housing market since the Great Depression in the 1930s, which was the lengthiest, deepest economic downturn ever in the […]

Millennial Men Prefer Bucks Over Beauty

Posted February 10th, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-4)
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Whoever said money can’t buy love was wrong, according to a new Valentine’s Day-related survey that finds young U.S. men are more drawn to a robust bank account than a pretty face when it comes to searching for a mate. The NerdWallet survey found that a majority of men aged 18 to 34 say the finances […]