Shocking new survey reveals millennials are ... gloomy

Under 35? Not lovin' life?

You aren't alone — you just feel that way.

USAToday reports that a new global study — Deloitte's sixth annual Millennial Survey — found that young adults are pretty pessimistic about the future.

Last year's study reported a lot of millennials were planning on leaving their employers, but after 2016 the study reports "those ambitions have been tempered."

"Young professionals now indicate they're less likely to leave the security of their jobs, more concerned about uncertainty arising from conflict, and—especially in developed countries—not optimistic about their future prospects nor the directions their countries are going."

For the study, Deloitte checked in with about 8,000 millennials (those born after 1982) in 30 countries back in September.

In developed countries (like ours), only 36 percent of millennials are hopeful that they'll be financially better off than their parents. And only 31 percent think they'll be happier.


What's worrying them so much?

Well, the study found millennials in developed counties are most concerned about war, terrorism and political tension (56 percent) and hunger, health care and income inequality (43 percent).

And only 36 percent expect their country to see any real social progress in 2017.

Damn, man. Take the bridge.

There are a few bright spots though:

  • Many millennials (76 percent) view business positively and think it's behaving in an increasingly responsible manner.
  • Opportunities to be involved with "good causes" at the local level, many of which are enabled by employers, provide millennials with a greater feeling of influence.
  • Millennials tend to have a positive opinion of GenZ (those currently aged 18 or younger), believing the group to have strong information technology skills and the ability to think creatively.

"The millennials covered by the survey are not mere observers; increasingly and collectively, they have the potential to change the world around them," the survey states. "This is especially true within the workplace — once again, business has the potential to be a force for positive change that shines through as a core belief of the millennial generation."

Download the full report here.

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