Compare the Generations

Use this tool to compare voter attitudes by age, based on how people answered questions from the American National Election Studies 2008 Time Series Study. The "Think" tab presents views on political issues; "Feel" shows views on President Obama and the future of the country; and "Participate" displays views about party politics and voting.

Embedded audio on some responses comes from a different source -- News21 interviews with young voters at two Washington, D.C. events, a National Conservative Student Conference in August 2009, and the 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs Coalition summit in July 2009. Those interviews were separate from the ANES study. Mouse over charts with icons to hear people talk.