Millennials are growing to be a bit tired of their own generation.
In a recent study, by Pew Research Center, millennials, generally aged 18-34, gave mostly negative reviews to their own generation, compared to that of Generation Xers, baby boomers, or other age groups. 59 percent of the millennials polled described the millennial generation as “self-absorbed”, 49 percent said that they were “wasteful”, while 43 percent labelled millennials as “greedy”. Compared to Generation Xers, 30 percent described their generation as “self-absorbed and “wasteful, and 20 percent of baby boomers said the same of their generation.
As the study found, “stand out in their willingness to ascribe negative stereotypes to their own generation.”
When it came to positive characteristics of their generation, the trend continued for millennials, as only 12 percent of the millennials say they are patriotic, 24 percent say they’re responsible, and 36 percent say they are hard-working. When it came to recognizing themselves within their own generation, millennials were against labeling themselves as such, and 60 percent did not consider themselves among the millennial generation.
Do you agree with the study? Are Millennials “self-absorbed” and “wasteful”?
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