I’m not entirely convinced that comparing the political predilections of the younger generation to the older generation, as presented here, tells a complete story.
The story seems to assume that those participating in the studies possess fully formed and static world views. I may have to reread in case I missed something (been known to happen)
Life experience plays a major role in one’s political outlook.
I didn’t have much of a sense of politics or where I was on the political spectrum, in my early adulthood. It just wasn’t on my radar. I had no real sense of how the mechanics of our democratic system (or its corruptions) supported the life I was living.
Now, in late middle age, it is on my radar. In fact it may be a driving force for the balance of my life.
Id be more interested in understanding the views held by those born at any point in the past, when they were 18 to 35, relative to those who are 18 to 35 now.