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Millennials: Their World View

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26 Life Lessons Learned by Age 26. Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change. This is part of a Pew Research Center series of reports exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation Executive Summary Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials — the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium — have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.

Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change

They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults. They’re less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American history. Their entry into careers and first jobs has been badly set back by the Great Recession, but they are more upbeat than their elders about their own economic futures as well as about the overall state of the nation. Young People Are Driving Less—And Not Just Because They're Broke - News. As a teenager, I had little interest in driving.

Young People Are Driving Less—And Not Just Because They're Broke - News

I lived in Prince George’s County, Maryland, mere blocks from the D.C. city line, with a bus hub down the hill and three Metro stations a mile or so from my parents’ house. And by the time my weekend evenings were done, I was rarely in any shape to get behind the wheel. (Sorry, Mom!) I never got my driver’s license, which makes me an outlier in a nation of car lovers. But I have something in common with today’s teens. As a result of decades of car-oriented land use policy, private automobiles are a necessity for many Americans.

But it's not as simple as that. An April study by the U.S. This data corresponds with other studies. The PIRG researchers concluded that this change couldn’t simply be pegged to the economy, but indicates a value shift. The rest of the population is beginning to follow suit. Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next – Pew Research Center. Quiz See How You Compare to the Millennial Generation Take our 14 item quiz and we’ll tell you how “Millennial” you are, on a scale from 0 to 100, by comparing your answers with those of respondents to a scientific nationwide survey.

Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next – Pew Research Center

You can also find out how you stack up against others your age. Politics & Values Democrats’ Edge Among Millennials Slips 18 Feb 10 The “Millennial Generation” of young voters played a big role in the resurgence of the Democratic Party in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but their attachment to the Democratic Party weakened markedly over the course of 2009. Media & Digital Life Social Media and Mobile Internet Use. The Millennials. By Scott Keeter and Paul Taylor Generations, like people, have personalities.

The Millennials

Their collective identities typically begin to reveal themselves when their oldest members move into their teens and twenties and begin to act upon their values, attitudes and worldviews. America’s newest generation, the Millennials,1 is in the middle of this coming-of-age phase of its life cycle. Its oldest members are approaching age 30; its youngest are approaching adolescence. Who are they? The Pew Research Center will try to answer these questions through a yearlong series of original reports that explore the behaviors, values and opinions of today’s teens and twenty-somethings.

Even without further research, we already know a few big things about the Millennials. Insight into What Millennials Want, and Why You Should Care. This morning I came across an intriguing article posted in Fast Company written by Josh Allen Dykstra, founder of the consulting firm Strengths Doctors, and a self-professed Millennial (aka Gen Y). Besides having the eye-catching title “Why Millennials Don’t Want to Buy Stuff,” Dykstra’s article was interesting because it helped me better understand how Millennials think from the perspective of a Gen Y-er.

This is important stuff to know, especially given the fact that by 2017 the annual spending power of US Millennials, now at roughly 200 billion, will eclipse that of the Baby Boomers. When this happens, Gen Y-ers currently in their mid-teens to mid-30s, will have more spending power than any generation.¹ Dykstra contends that technology in part has created a paradigm shift in the way all humans, not just Millennials, perceive the world. Related Resources from B2C» Free Webcast: The Future of Marketing: Social Listening + Action. Many 'emerging adults' 18-29 are not there yet. Young adults have it made: lots of fun and plenty of time to make their mark — right?

Many 'emerging adults' 18-29 are not there yet

That's not what a new nationally representative survey of 1,029 people ages 18-29 suggests. Almost 60% say "adulthood will be more enjoyable than my life is now. " More than half (56%) say they often feel anxious; 33% often feel depressed; 65% say "this time of my life is full of uncertainty. " Yet 82% say "it still seems like anything is possible. " The responses are based on data collected online and through cell and landline phone interviews, commissioned by Clark University in Worcester, Mass., with people ages 18-29 as part of an ongoing study of a relatively new life stage dubbed "emerging adulthood.

" Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a research professor in psychology at Clark University, coined the term as a phase of human development for the period of late teens through the 20s. Happiness Is The New Success: Why Millennials Are Reprioritizing.