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Are millenials getting more conservative as they age? Why it’s hard to know.

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11/08/22 - BOSTON, MA. - Members of the community vote at the Northeastern Crossing polling station on Nov. 8, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“As people age, they become more conservative” is a well worn political aphorism. It is cited frequently in discussions and research about generational politics. It’s been deployed in various ways in the popular discourse—a way of talking about the limits of progressive politics and the power of folk wisdom. 

But in a world some say is spinning toward catastrophe, with climate change, the threat of nuclear war and economic instability perpetually in the news—is this oft-parroted line still persuasive?

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