If More Millennials Vote Today, They Could Make A Real Difference On Climate Issues | Co.Exist | ideas + impact


If you're under 35, you're much more likely to care about renewable energy and cutting carbon pollution than someone over 65. But you're also less likely to vote in the midterm elections today.

In a new poll on energy issues from the University of Texas at Austin, the generation gap looms large. The majority of millennials (56%) are willing to pay higher prices to protect the environment, compared to 20% of seniors. Two-thirds of millennials say they're interested in voting for candidates that want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, compared to only half of older Americans