The changing face of the typical American voter stands to make a transformative impact on future U.S. politics as the electorate shifts to “majority-minority.” A new report from the Center for American Progress, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Brookings Institution predicts the makeup of states over the next 45 years, and what that means for the democratic process.
The report, entitled States of Change: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974-2060, examined population data to pinpoint the “tipping year” for states where the current minority population will become the majority. The U.S. as a whole is expected to reach that tipping point in 2052. Many states already have Caucasian minorities, including California, Texas, and Arizona.
10 Big Trends that are Transforming America
1: The rise of majority-minority and near-majority-minority states.
2: The diversification of eligible voters.
3: The lagged diversification of actual voters.
4: The rise of post-Baby Boom generations.
5: The super-diversification of America’s children.
6: The graying of America.
7: The diversification of the gray.
8: The decline of the white working class.
9: The rise of white college graduates.
10: The rise of the unmarried electorate.
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