We live in a time of great political division, but sometimes both sides agree on at least one aspect of politics. Most people feel that after a certain age they should not be allowed to hold public office.
There is agreement not only on political boundaries, but also across demographic groups such as age. Both young and old, including the elderly, support maximum age limits for elected officials.
And far more Americans believe that having more young people in elected office is more of a plus than a minus for American politics.
So how old should that age be? When presented with a list of ages, 70 was the most popular choice. That’s older than the average age of current members of the House of Representatives, but about a third of the current U.S. Senators are over 70.
We believe that elected officials, young and old, should not be allowed to hold office beyond a certain age, but younger Americans are more likely than older people to be capped at age 60. Slightly more sexual.
Would more young people in elected office make politics better? Many would think so. When asked about the list of groups,The most common answer was that there are more young people in elected office (closely followed by more women in public office).
Few Americans feel that having more seniors in public office would make politics better. , which includes older Americans.
This CBS News/YouGov survey was conducted using a nationally representative sample of 2,085 US adult residents interviewed between August 29-31, 2022. Samples are from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey and the Current Census, as well as to the 2020 presidential election. The error range is ±2.6 points.