Does America have a generational confidence gap about its future? Earlier this year, even before the election, 37 percent of Millennials
had "quite a lot of confidence" in the future of the United States. That number was higher for generation X (45 percent), baby boomers (49 percent) and the silent generation (56 percent). That trend is nothing new according to Pew Research
. Back in 1975, boomers aged between 18 and 29 were their country's youngest generation as well as being the least optimistic.