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Bell Ringer: Age and Political Affiliation

Demographic Changes in the US: Age and Political Affiliation

The Bipartisan Policy Center released the results of its “Election 2020: ‘States of Change’ in Generational and Demographic Shifts” report on changing demographics in the United States. Robert Griffin, Democracy Fund Voter Study Group Research Director talked about demographic changes relating to age distribution and the political affiliation.

Description

The Bipartisan Policy Center released the results of its “Election 2020: ‘States of Change’ in Generational and Demographic Shifts” report on changing demographics in the United States. Robert Griffin, Democracy Fund Voter Study Group Research Director talked about demographic changes relating to age distribution and the political affiliation.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the changes in age distribution in the United States. What factors are affecting this?
  • What are the five generations that Robert Griffin describes?
  • In general, how are the different generations aligned politically?
  • What does Robert Griffin mean when he says that he expects these trends to be “sticky”?
  • Why does Mr. Griffin call 2020 a “turning point”?
  • What implication could this data have for the future of American politics?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Age Distribution
    • Baby Boomer
    • Conservative
    • Demographic
    • Eligible Voter
    • Gen X
    • Gen Z
    • Liberal
    • Millennial
    • Silent Generation
    • Vote Margin

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsGeographyPolitical Parties

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity