The Politics of Aging

The Politics of Aging and the voting behavior of older persons have increasingly become the focus of research and policy analysis over the last several election cycles. The United States, by 2030, will have a doubling of its 65 years and over population. Claude Pepper staff have conducted several projects designed to identify the extent to which age group differences are significant determinants of voting behavior, electoral outcomes and the policy preferences. These analyses have not found that older voters are consistently different from non-millennial age voters in their party related voting patterns and policy preferences in recent national elections. The Center will continue to track voting behavior and policy preferences through the 2020 elections and post the results of the analyses on this site.