Record Levels of Student Loan Debt Hit Younger Households Hard
A record 40% of all households headed by someone younger than age 35 owe money on their student loans, by far the highest share among any age group
Most Young Adults Know Peers Who Have Moved Back in with Parents
The Great Recession seems to have accelerated the tendency of today’s young adults – sometimes labeled the “boomerang generation” – to move out of the family house for a time and then boomerang back.
Most Younger Workers Prefer Job Security to High Pay
If asked to choose between a job with higher pay and one with more security, 56% of employed young adults would pick the position with more job security.
College students and technology
By every key measurement, college students lead the way in tech and gadget use. But community college students do not use digital tools as much as four-year college students and graduate students.
Young workers to carry scars of Great Recession
Social networking site users younger than overall internet population
The proportion of age groups in the SNS population compared to its representation in the overall internet population for 2005 and 2009.
Bar Tab Recession
Four-in-ten young adults say they have cut back spending on alcohol or cigarettes as a result of the recession.
Younger People Less Knowledgeable
On a 12-question news quiz, young adults answered fewer than half correctly on average.
A 19-point gap now separates Democratic and Republican identification among young voters.
Younger Voters Return to the Voting Booth
That's the percentage by which turnout among young voters (ages 18-25) increased in 2004 over the previous presidential election in 2000 -- the largest increase in any single age group. But young people still lag on basic measures of political engagement.
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