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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Viral stories on the culture of "workism" paint a picture of millennials logging 18-hour workdays.

The big picture: On average, millennials don’t work more hours than other age groups, according to an Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

  • 75% of millennials age 25-34 years old work 31-50 hours a week, with 16% working 51 or more hours.
  • Similarly, 74% of those 35-64 years old work 31-50 hours a week, with 17% working 51 or more.
  • Americans aged 25-34 year old spend an average of 4.93 hours each day on work or work-related activities. That's versus 5.22 hours for ages 35-44 years old and 4.97 hours for ages 45-54 years old, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Between the lines: A number of other factors, including student debt, job insecurity and low pay may contribute to millennial stress and anxiety.

Another takeaway: Anecdotally, millennials are thought to be distinct in frequently blurring the lines between their work and personal lives.

  • But over 70% of people polled found it important to have friends at work — across all age demographics.

Go deeper: Why are millennials so obsessed with how much they work? (Daniel Engber — Slate)

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Franklin Graham worries Trump too old to run in 2024

Graham and Trump at a rally in 2017. Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

The Rev. Franklin Graham says a potential 2024 presidential bid by Donald Trump would "be a very tough thing to do," the prominent Christian leader told "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, was among Trump's earliest and most prominent evangelical defenders.

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Franklin Graham would help Biden persuade evangelicals on vaccines

The Rev. Franklin Graham would be happy to work with the Biden administration on encouraging evangelicals to get COVID vaccines, he told "Axios on HBO."

  • "I would work with the Biden administration. I would work with the CDC. I would work with all of 'em to try to help save life," he told Axios' Mike Allen.

Why it matters: Evangelicals have expressed high levels of vaccine hesitancy.

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Most of Congress silent on Israeli-Palestinian fighting

A Palestinian boy mourns an airstrike victim on Sunday. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

The pitched criticism by conservatives over progressive outrage about the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians overshadows a larger silence by the vast majority of Congress.

Why it matters: In the largely permissive environment, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ratcheting up its military engagement in Gaza. The death toll is rising, and a spectacular weekend attack leveled a building housing the Associated Press and other outside media.