Eighty-two percent of those ages 18 to 29 (and 79% of those 30 to 74) believe there is "a generation gap" in America, according to a Pew Research Center poll last year. The gap was defined as "a major difference in the point of view of younger and older people today." That's up from 60% of Americans in a similar poll in 1979, and it's even higher than the 74% registered in a 1969 poll, taken at the height of the youth-rebellion movement.
From Wall Street Journal, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, "Want My Advice? Um, Not Really" by JEFFREY ZASLOW