The State of Millennials Capital Cabal – Washington DC July 13, 2011 Lee Rainie: Director, Pew Internet Project Email:  [e...
<ul><li>Portrait of a generation </li></ul>
Population
Race and ethnicity
Male education level
Female education level
Community type
Marital status
<ul><li>Distinctive values </li></ul>
http://pewsocialtrends.org/2010/02/24/millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change/
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Technology and media </li></ul>
Self-definition =  technology aptitude
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
Digital devices  Millennials (18-34) Gen X (35-46) Younger Boomers  (47-56) Older Boomers  (57-65) Silent Generation (66-7...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
Smartphone activities Millennials over-index on … <ul><li>Texting use </li></ul><ul><li>Taking pictures on smartphone </li...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, October 20-November 28, 2010 Social Networking survey.
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 ...
SNS activities Millennials  out perform other gens. on …  <ul><li>Logging on daily </li></ul><ul><li>“ Liking” something/s...
What does this mean? <ul><li>Social networks are more influential - 1 </li></ul>Sentries
What does this mean? Evaluators Social networks are more influential - 2
What does this mean? <ul><li>Social networks are more influential - 3 </li></ul>Audience = New media are the new neighborh...
<ul><li>2010 election </li></ul>
Millennials are more Democratic Congressional vote 2010 <ul><li>46% voted for Democrat  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compared wit...
Getting most news for politics - % of adults (can give multiple answers)
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 75...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 75...
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 75...
No major SNS differences for Millennials  <ul><li>Overall use of SNS to get political information </li></ul><ul><li>Friend...
 
Source:  Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 75...
Not much generational difference on ... <ul><li>Increases the influence of extreme views </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>58% of ...
<ul><li>Participation in groups </li></ul>
Groups where youngest Amers are most active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Groups wher...
Groups where younger Amers are least active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Community g...
Groups where older Americans are most active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Groups whe...
Groups where all Amers are equally active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Hobby groups ...
Millennials more likely than older Americans to feel that the internet … <ul><li>Invite people to join groups in which I a...
Will Millennials’ use of tech change as they age? July 9, 2010
Will Millennials’ use of tech change as they age? By 2020,  members of Gen Y will have grown out of much of their use of s...
Themes <ul><li>Online sharing builds friendships, forms communities and builds reputations – Millennials have seen the ben...
<ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The State of Millennials Capital Cabal – Washington DC July 13, 2011 Lee Rainie: Director, Pew Internet Project Email: [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Portrait of a generation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Population
  4. 4. Race and ethnicity
  5. 5. Male education level
  6. 6. Female education level
  7. 7. Community type
  8. 8. Marital status
  9. 9. <ul><li>Distinctive values </li></ul>
  10. 10. http://pewsocialtrends.org/2010/02/24/millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change/
  11. 15. <ul><li>Technology and media </li></ul>
  12. 16. Self-definition = technology aptitude
  13. 17. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  14. 18. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  15. 19. Digital devices Millennials (18-34) Gen X (35-46) Younger Boomers (47-56) Older Boomers (57-65) Silent Generation (66-74) G.I. Generation (75+) All online adults (18+) Cell phone 94% 89% 86% 77% 70% 41% 83% Desktop computer 55% 67% 62% 61% 48% 29% 57% Laptop computer 70% 63% 58% 49% 32% 14% 56% iPod or MP3 player 69% 57% 36% 24% 10% 5% 44% Game console 63% 63% 38% 19% 8% 3% 42% e-Book reader 12% 14% 14% 12% 6% 5% 12% Tablet, like iPad 12% 9% 8% 7% 2% 1% 8%
  16. 20. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  17. 21. Smartphone activities Millennials over-index on … <ul><li>Texting use </li></ul><ul><li>Taking pictures on smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Going online using smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading apps </li></ul><ul><li>Email on smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Recording video on smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Playing music on smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Playing games on smartphone </li></ul>
  18. 22. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  19. 23. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  20. 24. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, October 20-November 28, 2010 Social Networking survey.
  21. 25. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 26-May 22, 2011 Tracking Survey. N=2,277 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  22. 26. SNS activities Millennials out perform other gens. on … <ul><li>Logging on daily </li></ul><ul><li>“ Liking” something/someone multiple times a day </li></ul><ul><li>Updating status daily </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging and commenting on photos daily </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting on others’ status daily </li></ul><ul><li>Having diverse socio-economic network </li></ul>
  23. 27. What does this mean? <ul><li>Social networks are more influential - 1 </li></ul>Sentries
  24. 28. What does this mean? Evaluators Social networks are more influential - 2
  25. 29. What does this mean? <ul><li>Social networks are more influential - 3 </li></ul>Audience = New media are the new neighborhood
  26. 30. <ul><li>2010 election </li></ul>
  27. 31. Millennials are more Democratic Congressional vote 2010 <ul><li>46% voted for Democrat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compared with 35% of older voters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>37% voted for Republican </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compared with 43% of other voters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rest refused to answer </li></ul><ul><li>32% had not heard anything about Tea Party movement </li></ul><ul><li>Among those who’d heard of Tea Party: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>51% had no opinion about Tea Party activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% agree (vs. 20% of general population) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% disagree (vs. 25% of general population) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 32. Getting most news for politics - % of adults (can give multiple answers)
  29. 33. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  30. 34. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  31. 35. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  32. 36. No major SNS differences for Millennials <ul><li>Overall use of SNS to get political information </li></ul><ul><li>Friending candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Posting content </li></ul>
  33. 38. Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Nov 4-22, 2010. N=2,257 adults 18 and older, including 755 reached via cell phone.
  34. 39. Not much generational difference on ... <ul><li>Increases the influence of extreme views </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>58% of Millennials; 55% of all adults </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposes people to a wider range of political views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68% of Millennials; 61% of all adults </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy/Difficult to tell what is true </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EASY --- 37% of Millennials; 33% of all adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DIFFICULT --- 59% of Millennials; 56% of all adults </li></ul></ul>
  35. 40. <ul><li>Participation in groups </li></ul>
  36. 41. Groups where youngest Amers are most active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Groups where the youngest adults are most active Gaming communities 6% 10%* 5% 4% 3% Fan groups for shows/celebrities 6% 8%* 6% 4% 4% Fan groups for products/brands 3% 6%* 4% 2% 1%
  37. 42. Groups where younger Amers are least active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Community groups, neighborhood associations 19% 9%^ 20% 23% 23% Support groups for those w/ illness, personal situation 18% 14%^ 19% 21% 20% Political parties or organizations 15% 8%^ 15% 20% 16% Parent groups such as PTA 13% 7%^ 21% 11% 6% Labor unions 8% 4%^ 9% 12% 5% Travel clubs 5% 2%^ 5% 6% 7%
  38. 43. Groups where older Americans are most active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Groups where those over age 50 are most active  Church, religious, spiritual groups 40% 29% 39% 42% 53%* Organizations for older adults such as AARP 15% 2% 3% 27%* 37%* Consumer groups 24% 18% 22% *30% 24% Charitable or volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity 22% 17% 23% 26%* 22% Professional or trade associations 20% 13% 24%* 26%* 12% Veterans organizations 7% 2% 5% 9%* 13%*
  39. 44. Groups where all Amers are equally active Type of group Total pop. Ages 18-29 Ages 30-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+ Hobby groups or clubs 17% 14% 18% 18% 17% Alumni associations 14% 13% 14% 16% 15% Literary groups such as book clubs 11% 10% 10% 12% 12% Performance or arts groups 10% 8% 11% 12% 11% Social/fraternal clubs 8% 8% 7% 8% 10% Environmental groups 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% Farm organizations 4% 3% 5% 4% 5%
  40. 45. Millennials more likely than older Americans to feel that the internet … <ul><li>Invite people to join groups in which I am active </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up with news and info about my groups </li></ul><ul><li>Organize activities for my groups </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute money to my groups </li></ul><ul><li>Spend more time with my groups </li></ul><ul><li>Create my own group </li></ul><ul><li>Discover groups to join and helps me join more groups </li></ul>
  41. 46. Will Millennials’ use of tech change as they age? July 9, 2010
  42. 47. Will Millennials’ use of tech change as they age? By 2020, members of Gen Y will have grown out of much of their use of social networks and transparency-engendering online tools. As they age and find new commitments, their enthusiasm for widespread information-sharing will abate. 29% experts 28% full sample By 2020, members of Gen Y will continue to disclose personal information to stay connected. Even as they mature, have families, and take on more significant responsibilities, their enthusiasm for widespread information sharing will carry forward. 67% experts 69% full sample
  43. 48. Themes <ul><li>Online sharing builds friendships, forms communities and builds reputations – Millennials have seen the benefits and will continue to share online as they grow older </li></ul><ul><li>New social norms that reward disclosure of private information are already forming, in fact, 20 th century notions of privacy are already morphing </li></ul><ul><li>New boundaries will be set as people adjust to new realities shaped by social network providers </li></ul><ul><li>Those who disagreed with the majority mostly said that commitments tied to aging will change Millennials level of sharing – especially the time crunch from work and family </li></ul>
  44. 49. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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