6 new findings about Millennials
Key takeaways from the Pew Research Center survey, “Millennials in Adulthood.”
Millennials in Adulthood
Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.
More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.
As the population grays, Americans stay upbeat
Only about one-in-four Americans say the growing number of older people is a major problem for the country.
Global Population by Age, 1950-2050
The population growth in the U.S. and around the world from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled. However, the growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.
Attitudes about Aging Vary Widely in Rapidly Graying World
Concern about aging is highest in East Asia and Europe, where populations are aging the fastest. Americans are less concerned.
Number of older Americans in the workforce is on the rise
The share of Americans ages 65 to 74 who are in the nation’s workforce is expected to break the 30% mark by 2022.