Pew Research, one of the most trusted names in public opinion polling, recently did a cross-generational survey to see what the differences on 14 areas were across 4 generations. These areas ranged from whether or not you read a daily newspaper to if you’ve set up a social media profile to if you have a land line phone. Interesting stuff!
They broke up the respondents into the Silent Generation (born 1928-1945), the Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X (1965-1979), and the Millenials (1981+). And then, rather than simply report the findings of their survey, they made a website where you can answer the same 14 questions and find out which generation you best fit into.
Being 30 years old, I am right on the bubble between Gen X and the Millenial generations, so I’m always interested to see where I fall on various surveys and questionnaires. This one surprised me.
My score was an 83, which put me well over into the Millenial generation. (average score for Millenials: 73. Average for Gen X: 33. Wow.)
The hardest question to answer for me was how important it was to me to live a “religious life”. Since I don’t think my definition and their definition of “religious” come close to one another, I tried to ascertain what they meant and said it was one of the most important things to me. That actually lowered my score by 4 points.
After you answer the questions, you can see the survey responses and the generational trends. It’s really interesting stuff. So now it’s your turn: how millenial are you? What generation do you “fit” in according to Pew? Take the survey and post your score in the comments!