Millennials grew up in a technology abundant and increasingly connected and socially-networked world. They are the generation that has gained the most publicity. As the most culturally diverse generation, Millennials tend to be far more tolerant of differences than earlier generations. They are seen as more hopeful about the future of America than other generations – in spite of the fact that they are the first group since the Silent Generation that are expected to be less economically successful than their parents. Many Millennials went through College/University only to find that they would be un- or underemployed in unrelated fields and move back home with mom and dad while carrying enormous amounts of student debt. Millennials also hop between jobs far more often than preceding generations.
Millennial statistics (Source: Pew Research):
• 50% of Millennials consider themselves politically unaffiliated.
• 29% consider themselves religiously unaffiliated.
• They have the highest average number of Facebook friends, with an average of 250 friends vs. Generations X’s 200.
• 55% have posted a selfie or more to social media sites versus 20% of Generation X.
• They send a median of 50 texts a day.
• There are about 83.1 million Millennials in the United States.
• Millennials are the last generation born in the 20th century.
• 20% of millennials have at least one immigrant parent.