Importance of election issues for U.S. voters by generation in 2011

This survey shows the public opinion in the U.S. regarding important issues in the upcoming presidential elections in 2012. 66 percent of the Baby Boomers stated, that the most important issue is the job situation.

Which issues matter most to your vote?

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Release date

November 2011


United States

Survey time period

September 22, 2011 to October 4, 2011

Number of respondents

2,410 adults*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Millennial (18-30 years olds): 381 people.
Generation X (31-46 year olds): 493 people.
Baby Boomer (47-65 year olds): 905 people.
Silent (66-83 olds): 515 people.
based on registered voters. Figures add to more than 100% because two responses were allowed.

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