I may have been born a Boomer, but according to the folks at the Pew Research Center, I have a lot in common with the youngest generation now entering the workforce. Taking their “How Millennial Are You?“ quiz, I scored a 60. Since the average person of this up and coming generation (young adults between the ages of 18 and 29) scores a 73 (your average Boomer is an 11), I figure that simply adding a tattoo or piercing something other than my earlobe could conceivably make me more Millennial than many Millennials.
Or, I could start sleeping with my cell phone. Millennials: Confident, Connected, Open to Change, a comprehensive study just released by Pew Research, found the youngsters more attached to–and optimistic about the effects of technology–than their older counterparts. Not surprisingly, the generation that defines itself by level and type of technology use, surpasses Boomers and Gen-Xers in cell phone use (especially texting) and internet savvy (especially social networking). The younger generation is also more likely to say that technology “makes life easier” and “makes people closer to their friends and family.”
Compared to Boomers, Millennials are twice as likely to use Twitter and send four times as many text messages per day. Within the last 24 hours, they were also more likely than people of my generation to watch a video online, post a message on a social networking profile, and text while driving a car.
How Millennial are you? Take the 14-question quiz to find out, then post your score here (be sure to tell us which generation you really belong to).