This recent Forbes article raises a couple questions in my mind.

Is it unusual for the young to lean toward the left, especially given the fact that change is often the essence of the left wing? And many of the young seem to be more open to change.

Second, what proportion of the population is young vs. old as the categories are defined in this article? I thought that America was aging. If that’s the case, what explains the recent political victories of the left? While the right has won a few elections, the left has been winning on several issues they consider important. Can all this be attributed to the young?