Heather Ginsberg

The most recent Pew Research survey has tried to pin down the best ways to describe the millennial generation, but it seems they are just finding contradictions that make it harder to figure them out.

Millennials are between the ages of 14 and 34. The newest poll finds that this generation is the most doomed by the economy, but that they are also the most optimistic generation in the country.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the unemployment rate for young people is still high. 13.5% of people between the ages of 15 and 24 are unemployed, but yet they still appear to be optimistic about their finances. 53% of millennials say they don’t earn enough now, but will in the future.

Additionally, the study finds that young people are the most technologically connected, but are also are least trusting. That seems a bit strange because so many of the millennials are open to meeting people on the internet, yet have trouble trusting people in real life.

The millennials are full of contradictions; they also have the record number of single parents, but have a negative attitude towards them. Millennials aren’t marrying at the same rate as the older generations have.

It appears from all of the results, the millennials are very confused about where they fall. Many support Obama, but hate Obamacare, yet they identify as independents and vote Democratic.

Make sure to check out all of the results here to see all of the crazy things the millennials are feeling.


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