Most kids have probably had to sit through their parents or grandparents telling them how hard they had it compared to today’s younger generations. But a new survey suggests most people actually think young folks have it harder than ever before:
A new Pew Research poll finds:
- There are several areas in life where Americans believe young folks have it harder than their parents did.
- The most common include saving for the future (72%), paying for college (71%) and buying a home (70%).
- Relationships are also apparently a bigger struggle for younger adults.
- 46% of Americans say it’s harder for adults today to find a spouse or partner.
- 21% say it’s easier to find a spouse or partner, while 32% feel it’s the same.
- When it comes to work, 39% of Americans say it’s harder for young people, compared to what their parents went through, although roughly the same amount (40%) say it’s easier.
But there are areas folks think young adults have it easier.
- 74% of adults say younger generations have it easier when it comes to staying connected with family and friends.
- Only 14% say it’s harder.
- In addition, 41% say it’s easier for young adults to get into college than it was for their parents.
- Only 33% say getting into college is harder for younger generations and 26% feel it’s about the same.
Source: Pew Research