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GOP Candidates Unpopular Among Young Voters

"According to a report by The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), only 5% of youth voters participated in the Super Tuesday contests. "

By C. Cryn Johannsen
March 8, 2012  

Millennial Women Will Redefine What It Means To Be The Boss

"Millennials have overwhelmingly turned their backs on conventional notions about the place of women in society, making their generation the most gender neutral, if not female driven, in U.S. history. "

By Morley Winograd and
Michael D. Hais

Business Insider
March 1, 2012  

Why Millennials Want to Do Well by Doing Good

"While all generations are about equally likely to name “being a good parent” and “having a successful marriage” as important markers of success, young people are much more likely also to mention doing work that benefits society and having a high-paying job as important life achievements."  

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
March 1, 2012 


Oscar Favorites Discover Millennials as Boomer Marriage Counselors

"While generational birth years and characteristics don’t readily translate across the boundaries of culture and religion, the importance of children in Iran, a country in which 70% of the population is under 30, comes across very clearly in A Separation, the odds-on favorite for best foreign film at this year’s Academy Awards. "

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
February 21, 2012


Sex, Singles And The Presidency

"To win the future, according to Democratic activists and Millennial chroniclers Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, Democrats must all appeal to the next generation of families. Many of today’s childless Millennials are still under 30 and plan to have kids "

By Joel Kotkin
February 10, 2012


With the Defeat of SOPA, Millenials Come of Political Age

"One of the biggest shows of this decade could be a reality show called "Everybody Hates Washington." The widespread public hostility towards our nation's capital is a function of the popular belief that the votes of people who live or work in D.C. are for sale to the highest bidder."

By Brad Bannon
U.S News and World Report
January 30, 2012


Crowdsourcing the Congress: Wikipedia's Blackout Bomb

"...the fact that many in Congress suddenly abandoned their support of SOPA or PIPA in the face of this consumer revolt also sent a clear warning to those pushing the bills, using traditional methods of high-priced lobbying and closed-door decision making, that their way of doing business is equally in jeopardy. "

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
Huffington Post
January 22, 2012


The Leslie Marshall Show with host Brad Bannon - Podcast

The Leslie Marshall Show: The South Carolina Republican Primary  -- In this hour of the Leslie Marshall Show, host Brad Bannon was joined by Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais. January 20, 2012


The Supreme Court Follows the Election Returns

"When the Court rules on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, it will be judging legislation about which generations sharply disagree. Two-thirds of Millennials want the Affordable Care Act either to be expanded (44%) or left as is (23%)."

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
January 13, 2012  


Millennials & 2012 with Mike and Morley

Interview Leslie Marshall Show

Spreecast broadcast social platform


Now Republicans Must Deal with Their Crazy Uncle in the Attic

"...Paul's emergence from the attic represents much more of a threat than it did four years ago to the Republican Party than they realize. For the second presidential campaign season in a row, Paul has demonstrated an ability to use new media to connect his unconventional message to those searching for something different in ways that will have an impact in contests to come. "

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
Huffington Post
January 3, 20112


The Real Story Behind Headlines on Millennials and Obama

"To win Millennial support, the Republican Party has to persuade Millennials that it and its potential presidential nominees are a viable alternative. So far, there is little in the Pew research (or any other poll) to suggest that they have done much to accomplish that undertaking. If anything, the GOP’s push to the right on both economic and social issues makes that increasingly unlikely."

By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
Huffington Post
December 20, 2011


Brad Bannon Hosting The Leslie Marshall Show

Interview Leslie Marshall Show

"In this hour of the Leslie Marshall Show, host Brad Bannon was joined by Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais. Winograd and Hais are both authors. They talked with Brad about their new book, Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America. "
November 29, 2011


Let’s Level the Inter-generational Playing Field

"In a time of great political unrest and economic anxiety, this inter-generational wealth gap has the potential to throw gasoline on an already white hot fire. Only by understanding the sources of this increasing disparity can the country develop policies that will help to close the gap and create a fairer, less economically stratified society. "

By Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
December 15, 2011


Truthdig Radio Interview

Interview Leslie Marshall Show

Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais tell Kasia Anderson that Millennials are sympathetic to the Occupy movement, but they also demand practical solutions.
December 7, 2011


Occupy Movement Must Get Support from Millennial Generation to Survive

"...despite their sympathy with the movement, Millennials are not yet ready to fully endorse the Occupy movement. This gap between the support Millennials have for the beliefs of the protest movement and their less than enthusiastic backing of it, suggests both the opportunity for success Occupy still has and the danger to the movement if it fails to focus its strategy on attracting Millennials to its cause."

By Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
Christian Science Monitor
November 29, 2011




Move Over Boomers, Millennials Gaining

"Hais says there is good reason to be optimistic about the future and that it’s “not pie in the sky.” He says research shows that the Millennials will force the country to address long simmering problems such as race, immigration, financial security and income distribution. "

By Bill Castanier
November 18, 2011


Will President Obama lose his job?

"...contrary to conventional wisdom, the economy, stupid, is not likely to hurt the president’s chances more than it has to date. Its effect is already built into the poll’s numbers, which show Obama beating his most likely - and strongest - potential opponent, Mitt Romney, by six percentage points in the most recent Battleground survey. "

By Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
November 14, 2011


A Generation Entitled to Idealism

"Millennials are a lot more idealistic. They actually look for solutions to tough problems, and they think solutions are possible in any environment."

By Ruben Navarrette
Ventura County Star
 November 12, 2011


Glimpse the Future With "Millennial Momentum"

"Crowd-sourced government? Even though Winograd and Hais note that Millennials are generally more aligned with the Democratic party, they make it clear that the Millennials’ desire to solve societal challenges and collaborate does not favor the status quo. They will push for increased group participation and transparency, suggesting that both parties will be into new territory in coming years."

By Chris Carbone
Futurist, Director Innovaro, Inc.
November 4, 2011


Occupy movement mirrors Millennial Generation

"Shortly after our book was published, these protests sprung up seemingly spontaneously in more than 1,400 cities across the country, leading one commentator to suggest we should be given 'the Nobel Prize for Predictions.'"

By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
Christian Science Monitor
October 27, 2011


Millennials will save Detroit

"Had the auto industry built a positive image among environmentally conscious Millennials, GM and its peers might have built sufficient brand loyalty to help maintain their financial footing."

By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
Detroit News
October 27, 2011


Interview: Leslie Marshall Show

Interview Leslie Marshall Show

Leslie Marshall With Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
Nationally Syndicated Radio

October 23, 2011


Occupy Wall Street and Millennial Momentum

"So what's their next step right now?  Don't ask me. Don't ask them. A tidal wave is coming, and it's them. It doesn't even matter if Occupy Wall Street fizzles. History is about to be made, and these bright young people will figure out what steps to take as they go along. It has begun. A new generation has arrived. I have seen the future and can die a happy, hopeful woman. "
Posted by dorothy
October 7, 2011


Getting to Know Millennials

"While reading this book I couldn’t help but recall how much I admire today’s youth, their energy, optimism, their family values, their care for others. I have also noticed an amazing lack of obsession with money. "
Posted by Fr. Constantine
Newsletter of Holy Trinity Church, Portland, Maine
October, 2011


New Hope for the Future

"This is the generation of social networking - the same group that is spearheading the "Arab Spring" overseas. America's past, fierce valuing of a polarizing 'cowboy' independence is shifting to a kinder and gentler valuing of inter-dependence."
Posted by+Ed
The Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire
October, 2011


FoxNews.com LIVE How a New Generation is Remaking America 



Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais at St. Francis College



Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais at Politics and Prose Bookstore



 Millennial Momentum

" There’s something for everyone in this book, including optimism and hope which can be hard to find in an analysis of America’s future today "
By Chris Carbone
Innovaro Insights & Research Blog
September 30, 2011  


Obama youth have nowhere to go

"...here's the real headache for Republicans: Millennials are a demographic bulge comparable to the Baby Boom in size. In 2008, only about 40% of Millennials were old enough to vote. Next year, well over half will be. Even if turnout is lower, there are just more of these incredibly liberal young people floating around, increasing every year. "
By Laura Vanderkam
USA Today
September 29, 2011


The Millennial Generation, America's Newest Civic Generation

" if you’ve been feeling the blues lately over any number of things, give yourself a refreshing break and read a book that will inspire you and give you hope. "
By Mark Zaifman 
Money Matters
September 29, 2011


Are baby boomers to blame for broken government?

"No matter what the issue at hand, the extreme voices tend to be the loudest — and often the most inflexible. So policy debates quickly degenerate into a pair of competing and intractable positions that neither side will budge from."
By Ruben Navarrette Jr.
September 29, 2011


PBS Newshour:New Book Explores How Millennials
Shape American Life, Culture

The new book, Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America, explores how young people coming of age are reshaping American life and culture. Judy Woodruff speaks with authors Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais.



Millennial Generation Challenges Religion in America

"Millennials are significantly less likely than older Americans to be members of a specific denomination or to participate in traditional religious rituals. About 1 in 5 Millennials (18 percent) has left the denomination of their childhood and a quarter of them are completely unaffiliated with any denomination."
By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
Christian Science Monitor
September 26, 2011


Obama needs fountain of youth
Campaign seeks to reconnect with base

"Millennials have been hit hardest of all groups when it comes to unemployment, yet there's some doubt as to whether conservatives can make significant inroads if the primary process rewards stances against same-sex marriage and hard lines on immigration. "
By Ted Johnson
September 24, 2011


Will any candidate rescue the Millennials?

"The recession is crushing young people. Across the country, one in five young adults are living in poverty, their employment levels are at the lowest level since the 1940s, and last year saw a 25% jump in the number residing with their parents."
By Stephen Henderson
Detroit Free Press
September 23, 2011


The Millennial Generation (born 1982–2003) is America’s Newest Civic Generation

"In their 2008 book, Millennial Makeover, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais argued that the Millennial Generation would change American politics for good. Later that year, a huge surge of participation from young voters helped to launch Barack Obama into the White House."
Airtalk with Larry Mantle
89.3 KPCC
Southern California Public Radio
September 22, 2011


Millennial Momentum: What's in Store?

"Another thought-provoking segment of their argument: every so often—every 80 years or so—America reasseses our collective values and redefines our social contract. These "civic ethos" debates shape our policies and approaches for the next several decades. Right now, it's fair to say, we're in one of those moments—and the Millennials, the largest generation to date, have a shot at helping define our ethos. "
By Alison Beth Waldman
September 21, 2011


Morley Winograd and Michael Hais interviewed on WJR, Detroit

Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, two former Michiganians have been doing extensive research and polling on the Millennial Generation, new book Millennial Momentum, which looks at the impact of this generation that is larger than the boomers on American politics and life over the coming decade.
WJR Newstalk
Frank Beckman
September 19, 2011


Lost Decade … Lost Generation?

 "Sooner rather than later, the ethnically diverse, socially tolerant, technologically fluent Millennials will make a new nation. Politically, the changing of the guard is inevitable. Next year Millennials will constitute 24 percent of the nation’s electorate, compared with 9 percent in 2008 and 36 percent in 2020."
By Richard Reeves
September 14, 2011


Obama’s Stealth Resource

"While Millennials may be less enthusiastic about President Obama in 2012, they will be, as the Winograd-Hais book points out, much more in tune with President Obama's public policies than with any of the positions of the current crop of Republican candidates."
By Ronald Goldfarb
The Hill Pundit's Blog
September 14, 2011


Love and Marriage: Millennials and American Families

"Millennial families will be increasingly diverse in their ethnicity, religious affiliation and practices, and the sexual orientation and lifestyles of partners and those raising children. In fact, Millennial era families will be so varied that it will almost not be meaningful to refer to a “typical” American family.  "
By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
September 9, 2011


Now Is the Time for All Good Millennials to Come to the Aid of Their Country

"In 2008, Millennials provided Obama with roughly 7 million, or 80 percent, of his 8.5 million popular vote margin. However, only forty-one percent of all Millennials, (born 1982- 2003) were eligible to vote that year. In 2012, about sixty percent of the generation will be eligible to vote, representing a potential voting block of one out of every four adult Americans. "
By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
Huffington Post
September 9, 2011


What Taylor, Kanye & Jai Ho Say About Generational Change

"Cable television channels, such as MTV, have had to adjust their programming to reflect the Millennial Generations’ sensibilities or else risk losing their audience to competitors, such as the Disney Channel and ABC Family, which have had Millennials as their target audience since their inception."
By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
September 6, 2011


Have faith in the kids you're sending off to college

"These college freshmen are the first to have lived more than half their lives after 9/11. They grew up in a world of accelerated change that might blow your mind, although that term is so '60s to them. So is the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union, and life
without the Internet."
 By Chuck Raasch
Gannett - Lohud.com
August 26, 2011


The Author's Hour: Morley Winograd and Mike D. Hais and their Search to Understand Millennials

"The most distinctive aspect of the Millennial Generation is its strong belief in taking collective action primarily at the local level to solve national problems"
By Cryn Johannsen
All Education Matters
August 22, 2011


Winograd and Hais: Millennials offer an alternative to fear, uncertainty and doubt

Millennials believe that collective action at the local level is the best way to solve national problems. Just as their parents set the rules within which millennials were free to exercise their creative energies, millennials look to the federal government to set national goals, even to establish mandates for required behavior.
By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
August 29, 2011


Podcast: Wilshire and Washington featuring Mike Hais and Morley Winograd


Hosts Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry and Kristen Soltis talk to M&M about Millennial Momentum  and the intersection of politics, entertainment and technology.


For recent college graduates, career paths often take a detour

"...these so-called Millennials who don't regret their four-year education but may have second thoughts about their majors — are handling thwarted career ambitions better than generations just before them."
By Barry Shlachter
August 19, 2011


Millennials' Democratic Ties: Bent but far From Broken

"The Democratic Party still has to convince Millennials that it can effectively use government to solve the problems confronting their generation and the nation if it is to retain the cohort's loyalty. But the GOP is in the much mor—e difficult position of having to change almost its entire imagery and approach to politics and government in order to win over skeptical members of the Millennial Generation."
By Michael D. Hais and
Morley Winograd
Huffington Post
August 3, 2011


Suburban Hip Is Where It’s At

"What Walker, Ryan and their Republican allies have forgotten is that American political philosophy and opinion are neither left nor right but both at the same time. Democrats also cannot afford to indulge in schadenfreude over their GOP opponents’ current miseries and fail to heed the same lesson. "
By Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
June 2, 2011


America on the march: Left, right

"What Walker, Ryan and their Republican allies have forgotten is that American political philosophy and opinion are neither left nor right but both at the same time. Democrats also cannot afford to indulge in schadenfreude over their GOP opponents’ current miseries and fail to heed the same lesson. "
By Michael D. Hais and Morley Winograd
June 2, 2011


Grads face — and shape — a new world

"They're entering adulthood in the worst economy since the 1930s, and social scientists say they are forming attitudes similar to the generation that grew up in the Great Depression. "
By Chuck Raasch and Elizabeth Bewley
Gannett Washington Bureau
Delaware Online - May 30, 2011 


Wednesday, September 7

Road to the White House 2012: Politics, Media and Technology
Center on Communication Leadership & Policy
USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Event begins with lunch at 11:30
350 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3350
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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