Millennials Prefer to Work On—Not Occupy—Wall Street


Millennials Would Rather Work on Wall Street than Fight Wall Street: A poll taken on the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement finds that only 26% of respondents ages 18-29 would prefer protesting Wall Street over working on Wall Street. 

Other findings from the Generation Opportunity Millennials poll include:

  • 76% of respondents believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class.

  • Just 38% believe that today’s political leaders reflect the interests of young Americans.

  • 76% plan to vote in the election for President this year.

  • 89% of respondents say the current state of the economy is impacting their day-to-day lives. Some of those daily impacts include: Reduced entertainment budget (51%); reduced grocery/food budget (43%); cut back on gifts for friends and family (43%); taken active steps to reduce home energy costs (36%); tried to find an additional job (32%); sold personal items or property—cars, electronic appliances or other possessions (27%); changed their living situation (26%); and skipped a wedding, family reunion or other significant social event (17%).

Source: Generation Opportunity

For more on Millennials see the 09/17/2012 issue of PR News.

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