The much-talked-about Millennial Generation is used to describe the 45 million people born between 1981 and 2000. They are different than any other “generation in our history.”
The group is the most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history.
They are, for now at least more politically progressive than the Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers that preceded them. And unlike their parents and grandparents, they tend to trust institutions more. They are optimistic about the future of California even if today’s economy looks uncertain.
Heidi Gantwerk of Viewpoint Learning just finished a survey, commissioned by California Forward, on Millennials in California and talks about what the most digitally connected group said about the economy:
But not all Millennials are optimistic. 20% of them are out of work and not as confident about the future: