Talking about generations, however, brings the risk of generalizations. … "In terms of the percentage, it might be that the percentage of millennials that are active is greater than the percentage of generation Xers that are active, but the percentages are really small out of the total population," said David S. Meyer, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied the history of social activism. "Generations are always very diverse and divided."

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