Baby boomers,members of the large generation born from 1946 to 1964, are pessimistic not only about their own finances, but also about everyone else’s; they are more likely than younger or older Americans to believe that it is harder for people to get ahead now than a decade ago (66% says so) as well as harder to make progress, and easier to lose ground, than it was in the past. Among younger adults, 55% say it is harder to get ahead. Among older adults, 58% say so. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.