New Pew Study Finds the Millennial Generation the Most Educated, Underemployed, Optimistic, Plugged-In, Nonreligious, Democratic generation in American History
February 24, 2010 5:51 PM Subscribe
Dig out the flannel from the attic--there's another grunge movement a-comin'!
According to a new study from the Pew Research Center
, the millennial generation (18-29 year olds) are becoming one of the most educated generations ever, but many of them are still unemployed.
This research revealed another very scary statistic. They said the college students who graduate during a bad economy typically suffer long term consequences that can affect their careers and earnings for as long as 15 years (Gen-Xers everywhere wince).
Whereas Gen-X is the most Republican generation (having been raised in the Reagan era?), the Millennials are predominately Democratic
. As first noted by generational analysts William Strauss and Neil Howe, they are not individualistic risk-takers like the Boomers or cynical and disengaged like Generation Xers. Signs indicate that Millennials are civic-minded, politically engaged, and hold values long associated with progressives, such as concern about economic inequalities, desire for a more multilateral foreign policy, and a strong belief in government.