For the same time period, 19 percent of boomers said they were liberal, dropping to 18 percent.
Millennials, born from 1981 to 1996, on the other hand, vote heavily Democratic and have liberal views ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, according to another Pew Center survey.
They’re also somewhat more upbeat than older adults about America’s future, with 49 percent of millennials saying the country’s best years are ahead, a view held by 44 percent of boomers, the survey also showed.
At 37 percent of voters in 2012, boomers are the largest generational voting block.
Due to medical advances, the Wall Street Journal article predicts boomers will remain influential even in old age.