The Millennials - currently age 13 to 29

  • metta

    Posts: 38675

    Dec 12, 2009 7:23 AM GMT


    Even without further research, we already know a few big things about the Millennials.

    They are the most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation's history. Among those ages 13 to 29: 18.5% are Hispanic; 14.2% are black; 4.3% are Asian; 3.2% are mixed race or other; and 59.8%, a record low, are white.
    They are starting out as the most politically progressive age group in modern history. In the 2008 election, Millennials voted for Barack Obama over John McCain by 66%-32%, while adults ages 30 and over split their votes 50%-49%. In the four decades since the development of Election Day exit polling, this is the largest gap ever seen in a presidential election between the votes of those under and over age 30.
    They are the first generation in human history who regard behaviors like tweeting and texting, along with websites like Facebook, YouTube, Google and Wikipedia, not as astonishing innovations of the digital era, but as everyday parts of their social lives and their search for understanding.
    They are the least religiously observant youths since survey research began charting religious behavior.
    They are more inclined toward trust in institutions than were either of their two predecessor generations -- Gen Xers (who are now ages 30 to 45) and Baby Boomers (now ages 46 to 64) when they were coming of age.

    Millennials in Power

  • rdberg1957

    Posts: 656

    Dec 12, 2009 7:34 AM GMT
    I know a few millenials. They are brothers age 14 and 18. They wrestle a lot and are openly affectionate with one another within the family. I don't sense a lot of homophobia in them. I think this younger group is quite a bit less homophobic than my (boomer) peers.
  • dannyboy1101

    Posts: 977

    Dec 12, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    Being a millennial teaching millennials, I say thank god that there may be more progressive change as we age. However, I will say that many are still quite homophobic until they reach college and are separated from their numbskull parents. It just depends on the region, I think, when it comes to pre-college behaviors.

    Many good things may come or it could be a delayed same old, same old. Real youngin's seem to expect rewards for even an average and sometimes below average job. Hopefully, that will change.