So You Think Older Voters Know What They’re Talking About?

Older voters. What do they know? More than younger voters, according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. On nearly every of a dozen questions the center posed to registered voters, people 50 and older answered correctly more often than 18- to 34-year-olds. Voters 50 and older did best in knowing basic facts about the White House and the presidential candidates. A full 87 percent, for example, could identify Joe Biden as …

The Takeaway: 10 States With Biggest Pension Gaps; Is Yours On the List?

Economists say state retirement systems should have enough in assets to cover at least 80 percent of the pension money they owe retirees, but few states meet the 80 percent requirement–and some fall far shorter. A new report from the Pew Center on the States looks at the 10 states with the biggest pension gaps as of 2010:

A Pollster Plumbs Our “Generational Divides”

Sometimes I think Andy Kohut knows me better than I know me, and we’ve only met once. Kohut is a pollster. As the president of the Pew Research Center, Kohut aims to know not only what we believe but also why we believe what we believe. You may even recognize his name, as lots of journalists routinely turn to Kohut, drawing on his 30-plus years of experience in the field, when they need insights into public opinion. So when Kohut …