NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You may have forgotten, but an entire generation exists in between the Baby Boomers and Millennials.

They are called Gen X, but they are often overlooked by pollsters, the media and just about everyone else.

Born between 1964 and 1980, Gen X got its name from a 1991 book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, by Canadian author Douglas Coupland.

When they were coming of age in the 1990s, they were considered slackers and aimless. But then, they were just forgotten.

The Pew Research Center recently shed some light on what it termed “America’s neglected middle child.” Turns out they are less likely to be married than the Baby Boomers, but more religious than Millennials.

When it comes to social and political views, the liberal Millennials didn’t spring from nowhere. Gen Xers were already leaning that way, breaking from the more button-down Baby Boomers.


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