A few months ago, my mom asked me a question that, despite becoming a staple of this election cycle, has yet to be fully answered: What is it with your generation and Bernie Sanders?

Millennials, the generation long thought to be lazy and self-involved, are supporting Sanders in droves, an unprecedented move considering not that long ago, millennials' interest in politics and voting was well below that of older generations. According to Pew Research, only 26 percent of millennials viewed politics as a top-three interest last year.

But today, Bernie Sanders' ascent in the presidential race and public eye can largely be credited to his resonance within the millennial group. That could be because millennials are more civically oriented than other generations and their left-leaning political attitudes fall in line with many of Sanders' campaign issues.

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