Fully 55% have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.
At the same time, fully a third of older Millennials (ages 26 to 33) have a four-year college degree or more—making them the best-educated cohort of young adults in American history.
Educational attainment is highly correlated with economic success, even more so for this generation than previous ones.
(See box on page 10 for demographic portraits of America’s four adult generations).
Most unmarried Millennials (69%) say they would like to marry, but many, especially those with lower levels of income and education, lack what they deem to be a necessary prerequisite—a solid economic foundation.
They are “digital natives”—the only generation for which these new technologies are not something they’ve had to adapt to. For example, 81% of Millennials are on Facebook, where their generation’s median friend count is 250, far higher than that of older age groups (these digital generation gaps have narrowed somewhat in recent years).