Two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” when dealing with people.
Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government.
And now, hard times have kept a significant share of adult Millennials and their parents under the same roof.
About one-in-eight older Millennials (ages 22 and older) say they’ve “boomeranged” back to a parent’s home because of the recession. A majority say that the older generation is superior to the younger generation when it comes to moral values and work ethic.
About half of Millennials say the president has failed to change the way Washington works, which had been the central promise of his candidacy.
Their entry into careers and first jobs has been badly set back by the Great Recession, but they are more upbeat than their elders about their own economic futures as well as about the overall state of the nation.) They embrace multiple modes of self-expression.Also, more than six-in-ten say that families have a responsibility to have an elderly parent come live with them if that parent wants to.By contrast, fewer than four-in-ten adults ages 60 and older agree that this is a family responsibility.This is a far higher share than was the case in earlier generations.) 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.Among 18 to 24 year olds a record share — 39.6% — was enrolled in college as of 2008, according to census data. Looking back at their teenage years, Millennials report having had fewer spats with mom or dad than older adults say they had with their own parents when they were growing up.