Utahns over 40 are out-voting younger generations, deciding representation and policy

November 03, 2020 (KMYU TV)

Christopher Collard, a research analyst at Utah Foundation, says it takes a while for young people to develop roots in a community and that’s reflected in voter participation by age. He says: “Millennials and post-millennials, they make up almost half of the adult population in Utah. They only make up one-third of the voting population.”

A quick breakdown of Utah’s Gen-Z and Millennial population. (KUTV)

Millennials are the largest generation in the state, but Gen Xers and Baby Boomers out vote them.

Collard says: “If millennials voted at the same rate that Boomers do, they’d have a much more dominant voice.”


A percentage breakdown of how many Millennials and Gen-Zers vote in Utah. (KUTV)
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