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How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics

A Portrait of "Generation Next"
By thelibrarianinblack@gmail.com

The Pew Research Center has released a new report: A Portrait of "Generation Next": How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics." The report includes a lot of interesting findings about our 18-25 year olds in the U.S.

68% believe their generation is unique and distinct
84% believe they have better educational opportunities than were available 20 years ago
72% believe they have access to higher paying jobs than were available 20 years ago
They believe that their generation uses more sex, alcohol, and drugs and is more violent
52% believe that immigration strengthens the nation
Read through the findings and then think--how can your library use this data to better target services toward this age group?

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