This week, Politico asked a number of questions to people who work in baby boomer households.
The questions ranged from the mundane (how many days are left until their baby is born?) to the political (do you support or oppose a $15 minimum wage?), and the responses ranged from “support” to “disapprove.”
The results were interesting to read.
We asked a handful of people a few questions about how their babies are doing: what’s your opinion on what to do if they have a heart attack?
What’s your stance on having a doctor’s visit for a suspected heart condition?
What do you think of the $15-an-hour minimum wage?
We asked the same questions to a handful more people in different categories.
Among those who responded to the questions about the first year, baby boomers are more likely to support raising the minimum wage.
Baby boomers, by contrast, are less likely to be in favor of raising the wage.
While they’re slightly more likely than other age groups to support the $7.25 hourly minimum wage, this gap is narrower than the gap between younger generations and baby boomsters.
When asked about having a heart condition, baby boomers are slightly more apt to support having a physical exam.
The same is true of having a health care visit.
But, among those who said they support raising a minimum wage in order to offset the cost of living increases, there are significant partisan divides.
For instance, among baby booms, 70% support raising wages for low-income earners to help offset rising costs.
Only 43% support the same for the highest earners.
However, among the most likely to favor raising the federal minimum wage for the first time are the most conservative.
Those who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 are also more likely now to support increasing the federal wage to $15 an hour.
This is in part because many of them have been paying more into Social Security than their counterparts in other generations.
That’s not to say that millennials are immune to economic challenges.
In fact, a majority of baby boom parents have struggled to make ends meet.
As Vox’s Julia Belluz has reported, a significant portion of those who are now 65 or older have had a significant reduction in their monthly income, with one in three having to cut back on their work.
That means that those who were born in the 1960s are still struggling to get by.
One other thing that we wanted to know is how the millennial generation fared on the question of what they would do if their baby were to suffer a heart or lung condition.
Baby boomers were slightly more concerned about having to pay for treatment for a heart problem, while those born in later generations are more inclined to take that option if they do.
What’s your view on a $30 minimum wage increase?
The most likely outcome among millennials is that they’d pay the increase as it’s proposed.
They’re also much less likely than older generations to support it.
More than half of millennials say they support the increase, while 38% say they don’t support it and 15% are undecided.
A large majority of older generations (69%) say they would support a $10 minimum wage if it’s made possible, while 18% would oppose it and 19% are unsure.
In other words, while baby boomer support for the $10-an-“hour” minimum wage is fairly widespread, baby bobs support for it is more evenly divided among generations.
And millennials aren’t alone.
Millennials are far less likely today to support $15 per hour than were Baby Boomer Baby Boobs.
How about having an abortion?
Baby boomers, in general, are more than twice as likely as older generations are to support abortion rights, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2016.
Among Baby Booms, this figure rises to 58%.
When it comes to abortion, older generations, as a whole, are much less inclined than baby boombers to support making abortion legal.
In general, baby-boomers are more supportive of the right to end a pregnancy.
Why is that?
We know that millennials and Baby Boomers are far more likely today than Baby Boomy Baby Boers to oppose abortion rights.
We also know that abortion rights have become more popular in the last decade.
A Pew Research survey from late 2014 found that nearly half of Baby Boer voters supported making abortion illegal.
This poll is a snapshot of a large segment of American adults, and it is one that we’re always looking for new insights.
We hope you’ll join us for the next round of our Ask the Baby Booomers project, where we’ll ask a bunch of Baby Boomers the same basic questions we asked them about their lives.