Millennials (also known as Generation Y) and Generation Z are expressing uneasiness and pessimism about their careers, their lives in general, and the world around them.
A new report titled The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 assessed the mood of respondents of both generations across five parameters (relating to the next 12 months): economy, social/political, personal, environment, and business.
Composite scores were calculated on a scale ranging from zero (absolute pessimism) to 100 (complete optimism) - where Millennials posted a score of 39; Gen Zs scored 40. Doubts about economic and social/political situations proved to hamper the index scores the most.
Meanwhile, just over half (55%) of both groups believe business is having a positive impact on society, while fewer than 30% believe efforts to protect the planet’s health will not be effective. In both groups, men were more optimistic than women overall.
Among the country breakdown, Gen Z was the most optimistic in the Asian giants of China (66) and India (61), while European markets Italy (32), Germany (31), and France (27) has the least optimistic respondents.
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