Millennials, also known as the “narcissistic generation”,

Millennials, also known as the “narcissistic generation”, are notorious for being incredibly inactive in politics.  Despite the fact they have openly supported political figures such as Senator Bernie Sanders; Philip Bump, an election analyst, discovered that candidates with a campaign that relies on millennials are bound to fail.  Even a hundred years ago when the young adults of the “roaring twenties” were labeled as selfish or when the baby boomers were called ignorant, it is quite obvious that generations considered “young” will always be inactive.  Most hope that once Millennials become older and wiser within the next few decades, politics will naturally become a field of interest for them but statistics show that older Millennials continue to be inactive in politics.  By comparing different generations during their “younger” years elections analyst can uncover the secrets of political behaviors in younger generations.  According to the World Values Survey, “Millennials are less likely to influence others to vote than the 80’s generation or the postwar baby boomers”.  On the other hand, Millennials are likely to participate in protests than previous generations.  Unlike the presidential race, America’s elections for senators, representatives or local offices are simply boring for young Americans.  For example, the 2012 presidential election shows that only 59% of registered voters voted but the mid-term elections resulted in just 42% of all voters.  Only 28% of people between 18 to 24 voted within that year.  However these numbers does not illustrate the bigger picture.  It is evidence in society that Millennials have decided to delay their careers, marriages and ultimately their political involvement.  They are simply prolonging the process of becoming a typical adult.  A similar phenomena also occurred in the 80’s generation, where eventually they have become just as politically active as the average baby boomer.  In other words, the 80’s generation has now become more politically active than other generations during the same stage in life.  This trend will mostly likely affect Millennials as well.