Millennials — many of whom entered the workforce at the onset of the Great Recession — have very little confidence in America’s banks (27 percent), Silicon Valley (27 percent), or corporate America (20 percent). In the midst of police shootings and lax sexual assault sentencing, more than two-thirds of millennials lack confidence in our criminal justice system. Bureaucrats garner even less support: A whopping 72 percent of millennials have little confidence in the federal government.
Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity ... The higher economic costs would come from extreme heat limiting outdoor work and altering agricultural output, as well as sea level rise eating away at highly populated and economically productive coastal cities, among other impacts.
the portion of high school students who have had sex fell last year to 41 percent from 54 percent in 1991 and about 47 percent in 2013 ... 15 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds have not had sex since turning 18, up from 6 percent in the early 1990s ... they reported fewer sexual partners than any group since the 1960s — an average of eight, compared with 11 for boomers and 10 for Generation X.
....a wave of young, educated, relatively high-earning workers [are] flocking to many American cities at a rate not seen since the U.S. Census Bureau began tracking such data in the 1970s. The shift began last decade and accelerated during the housing bust
A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations ... Where 30 years ago young adults used to earn more than national averages, now in many countries they have slumped to earning as much as 20% below their average compatriot. Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar.
To write or broadcast anything connected with politics in 2016 is to be exposed to instant backlash ... But an advantage of growing up with social media is the ability to withstand the torrent.
Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000, according to the Census definition) are the largest generation in the country. With an estimated population of 83.1 million, they now outnumber baby boomers. But, in the last election, they had the lowest voter turnout of any age group ... the youth vote in 2012 exceeded the margin of victory...in 29 states...in that year’s presidential election. A shift in how that group voted...could have affected the ultimate result.
Millennials report lower levels of trust in government than the general population. Sixty percent of people say they trust local government a great deal or fair amount compared with only 33 percent of millennial voters who reported trusting their local government a great deal or fair amount.