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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Scott Van Camp is editor of PR News, an executive-level, reader-supported publication that helps enhance the business impact of PR. Scott has a rich background in both journalism and PR/marketing. He has more than 15 years of experience as a writer/editor at various consumer and trade publications. Scott was with VNU Business Publications for five years, including stints as managing editor at IQ News and Technology Marketing magazines and senior editor at Brandweek. In the PR/marketing sphere, he has served as corporate communications manager at MarketBridge, a marketing and sales consultancy, and as editorial director for the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. While at the Council, Scott led several high-profile marketing research projects. He has also operated his own communications and media consulting firm, SVC Communications.

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