From Silent Gen to Gen Z – which U.S. generation has the most cultural power and influence?

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From Silent Gen to Gen Z – which U.S. generation has the most cultural power and influence?

This year, our team put together Visual Capitalist’s inaugural Generational Power Index (GPI), which looks at power dynamics across generations in America. We considered three categories in our quest to quantify power: economics, political, and cultural. And while it turns out Baby Boomers dominate when it comes to economics and political factors—cultural influence is a different story.

Here’s a look at which U.S. generation holds the most cultural power, and how this power dynamic is expected to shift in the coming years.

Generations and power, defined

Before we get started, it’s important to clarify which generations we’ve included in our research, along with their age and birth year ranges.

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