Pew Research’s latest report on The Next America gives an excellent “data-rich portrait” of the demographic and cultural changes taking place within America.
Looking ahead, “the cost of our programs for seniors will soon exceed half of the federal budget. This spending continues to crowd out budgeting for education, research and infrastructure – investments that would help build a better future for Millennials and their children.”
Still, Pew Research finds very little evidence “that old and young are spoiling for a fight over these issues. To the contrary, they like each other too much.”
“If Americans can bring to the public square the same genius for generational interdependence they bring to their family lives, the politics of these issues will become less toxic and the policy choices less forbidding.”