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How Does America Feel About the Baby Boom Generation?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The generation known as the Baby Boomers has again produced the two major party presidential candidates, even as most of them are heading into retirement.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of American Adults correctly identify the Baby Boomer generation as those born between 1946 and 1964 during the post-World War II baby boom. Nine percent (9%) believe the term Baby Boomer applies to those born between 1929 and 1945 during the Great Depression and World War II, while nearly as many (8%) think the term applies to those born between 1965 and 1974 during the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal.  Four percent (4%) think the Baby Boomer generation was born when Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 28 & 31, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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