Ninety million Americans are considered millennials, or Generation Y — people between the ages of 14 and 34. Trend stories about the group regularly describe them as disengaged, apathetic, tech-obsessed and self-centered. But a new report by Quinn Thomas Public Affairs, building on data from DHM Research, shows a much different picture. The generation profiled in the Oregon’s Millennials at a Crossroads report are:
- burdened by student debt
- engaged in social change — though not necessarily through the political process
- highly technologically competent
We’ll hear from one of the authors of the report and from some millennials. Are you between 14 and 34? How do you fit the stereotype or the new report’s profile?
- Doug Badger: Managing partner at Quinn Thomas Public Affairs
- Chris Hackett: Digital imaging technician
- Davey and Alyssa Peterson: Owners of Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier