They’re less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.
Their entry into careers and first jobs has been badly set back by the Great Recession, but they are more upbeat than their elders about their own economic futures as well as about the overall state of the nation.) They embrace multiple modes of self-expression.
This is a far higher share than was the case in earlier generations.) Millennials are on course to become the most educated generation in American history, a trend driven largely by the demands of a modern knowledge-based economy, but most likely accelerated in recent years by the millions of 20-somethings enrolling in graduate schools, colleges or community colleges in part because they can’t find a job.
Two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” when dealing with people.
Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government.
More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems. They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times.
One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.
Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man.