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35% Think Baby Boomers Have Been Good for America

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A majority of Americans have a favorable impression of the so-called Baby Boomer generation, but they are less enthusiastic about the generation’s impact on America.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 77% of American Adults correctly identify the Baby Boomer generation as those born between 1946 and 1964. Seven percent (7%) believe the term Baby Boomer applies to those born between 1929 and 1945 during the Great Depression and World War II, while just as many (7%) 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 February 5-6, 2014 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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