By Chris There is a good reason that the stereotypical view of modern teenagers is they are lazy kids who just want to sleep in, play computer games, surf the net and hangout with their friends.
Open to Change 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: They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults.
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.
See chapter 4 in the full report They embrace multiple modes of self-expression. Three-quarters have created a profile on a social networking site. One-in-five have posted a video of themselves online. Nearly four-in-ten have a tattoo and for most who do, one is not enough: But their look-at-me tendencies are not without limits.
Most Millennials have placed privacy boundaries on their social media profiles. See chapters 4 and 7 in the full report Despite struggling and often failing to find jobs in the teeth of a recession, about nine-in-ten either say that they currently have enough money or that they will eventually meet their long-term financial goals.
Research shows that young people who graduate from college in a bad economy typically suffer long-term consequences — with effects on their careers and earnings that linger as long as 15 years.
Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government. More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems.
See chapter 8 in the full report. They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times. One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to Yet not belonging does not necessarily mean not believing.
Millennials pray about as often as their elders did in their own youth. See chapter 9 in the full report Only about six-in-ten were raised by both parents — a smaller share than was the case with older generations. In weighing their own life priorities, Millennials like older adults place parenthood and marriage far above career and financial success.
We estimate that, inmore than a third of 18 to 29 year old women who gave birth were unmarried. This is a far higher share than was the case in earlier generations. Among 18 to 24 year olds a record share — See chapter 5 in the full report They get along well with their parents.
Looking back at their teenage years, Millennials report having had fewer spats with mom or dad than older adults say they had with their own parents when they were growing up. And now, hard times have kept a significant share of adult Millennials and their parents under the same roof.
See chapters 3 and 5 in the full report They respect their elders. A majority say that the older generation is superior to the younger generation when it comes to moral values and work ethic. Also, more than six-in-ten say that families have a responsibility to have an elderly parent come live with them if that parent wants to.
By contrast, fewer than four-in-ten adults ages 60 and older agree that this is a family responsibility. This was the largest disparity between younger and older voters recorded in four decades of modern election day exit polling.
Moreover, after decades of low voter participation by the young, the turnout gap in between voters under and over the age of 30 was the smallest it had been since to year-olds were given the right to vote in See chapter 8 in the full report But the political enthusiasms of Millennials have since cooled -for Obama and his message of change, for the Democratic Party and, quite possibly, for politics itself.
About half of Millennials say the president has failed to change the way Washington works, which had been the central promise of his candidacy. Of those who say this, three-in-ten blame Obama himself, while more than half blame his political opponents and special interests.
To be sure, Millennials remain the most likely of any generation to self-identify as liberals; they are less supportive than their elders of an assertive national security policy and more supportive of a progressive domestic social agenda.
They are still more likely than any other age group to identify as Democrats. Yet by earlytheir support for Obama and the Democrats had reced ed, as evidenced both by survey data and by their low level of participation in recent off-year and special elections.
See chapter 8 in the full report Our Research Methods This Pew Research Center report profiles the roughly 50 million Millennials who currently span the ages of 18 to But for the purposes of this report, unless we indicate otherwise, we focus on Millennials who are at least 18 years old.
We examine their demographics; their political and social values; their lifestyles and life priorities; their digital technology and social media habits; and their economic and educational aspirations.
Whenever the trend data permit, we compare the four generations as they all are now-and also as older generations were at the ages that adult Millennials are now.
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