Half of Americans aged 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, but a similar proportion of so-called millennials acknowledged leaning towards the Democratic Party, a new survey suggests.
The percentage of respondents indicating an inclination to support the Democrats represents the highest share for any age group over the last decade, the Pew Research Center survey
In addition, young adults tend towards being increasingly single and churchless, researchers found. Almost two-thirds don’t classify themselves as “a religious person,” and only about 1 in 4 millennials is married. At that age, almost half of baby boomers were married.