Millennials R U

The Pew Research Center is producing a series of reports on the generation called Millennials. That’s most of you. So who are you? And do you know about your generation?

Let’s back up. Who are the “others” not of your generation, and what are they “named”?

Generations have personalities, characteristics, and yes, names. You can take a quiz, How Millennial Are You?

So what are your priorities, according to the research?

Are you visible on social networking sites? (Duh!)

Millennials are on course to become the most educated generation in American history, a trend driven largely by the demands of a modern knowledge-based economy, but most likely accelerated in recent years by the millions of 20-somethings enrolling in graduate schools, colleges or community colleges in part because they can’t find a job.

Despite struggling (and often failing) to find jobs in the teeth of a recession, about nine-in-ten either say that they currently have enough money or that they will eventually meet their long-term financial goals. But at the moment, fully 37% of 18- to 29-year-olds are unemployed or out of the workforce, the highest share among this age group in more than three decades.

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