Wednesday, December 10, 2014
How Millennial Are You?
The Pew Research Center has developed a 14-question survey to help us see how we compare to Millennials. I've always found it amusing to watch our nation push people into groups then begin to furiously use those made-up groups to market to them. This survey is also interesting since it now groups those born between 1928-1945 as silent. Hmmm, maybe the millennial creating the survey forgot about the Depression. The generation born in the window of 1928-1945 was certainly forever changed by that event. Overall, the survey was a fun diversion. I was mildly surprised the survey did not hit on some of the greater topics that appear to divide generations such as alcohol use, borrowing for college, and the use of cash as opposed to debit cards. There's even simpler ways to see how the world is changing in simple questions such as do you wear a watch daily or do you own a camera? On to my results from the survey. I am not a millennial. ;) It thinks I was born about 1970. ;) I'm feeling so youthful.