Here you see the research data supporting the demographic transition trend SR has been describing for almost 20 years. This is what is driving the Tea Party, and why the Republican Party, as constituted, is ultimately doomed. Click through to see the very helpful animated graphic.
The Next America: Two Dramas in Slow Motion
Paul Taylor – The Pew Research Group
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has generated big generation gaps that will put stress on our politics, families, pocketbooks, entitlement programs and social cohesion.