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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day, Part 1 -- Generational Turnover.

New Feature here at WILLisms.com.

We're going to have a daily trivia tidbit, usually pertaining to politics. Maybe you'll learn something, who knows.

Today's:
Nearly 50% of the American electorate is replaced every 20 years through normal generational turnover.

-Page 114 of American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content, and Impact, written by Professors Robert S. Erikson and Kent L. Tedin.

So, half of those voting in 1985 have been replaced, as of this year. Likewise, we may see an escalation of this phenomenon over the next 20 years.

Something to think about when dealing with issues like Social Security reform, which, at its core, is a generational issue.

Posted by Will Franklin · 30 March 2005 10:08 AM

Comments

If we guess right do we get something?

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 30, 2005 06:29 PM

Hey, I know this is archive material, but the game may be changing. Ever hear of Aubrey de Grey? We are creeping rapidly towards the date when life expectancy goes up more than 1 year per year. And the faster that goes, the faster it goes faster.

Posted by: Brian H at May 7, 2005 12:38 AM