September 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm #169827
This week I stumbled across a fun quiz from the Pew Research Center, entitled
I took the quiz, and scored a 96! Yikes!
How did you score on the test?
Do you think these questions are good indicators of the Millennial generation?
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September 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm #169931
I scored a 68 and I was born in 1957. What does that say about the validity of genrational stereotypes?
September 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm #169929
Your Millennial score is 30!
September 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm #169927
Scored a 76, thanks for sharing this!
September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm #169925
I scored a 99!! I am not a millenial by age and I do not consider myself a millenial by actions, either. (Not saying this is good or bad, mind you.)
I guess having a facebook page and not having a land line phone make me a millenial? The questions that I thought should carry more weight, such as political affiliation, were the ones that were seen as less significant and were weighted less. However, having a facebook page was weighted heavily. This one seems a bit off to me as everyone and their mother (and grandmother!!) has a facebook page these days. Not sure that I would weight that as heavily.
Interesting topic for sure, but I’m still not sold on the questions/indicators myself.
September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm #169923
I got a 46 (born in 1967). But it’s probably because I haven’t got my tattoo yet and I don’t text (but I email like a fiend).
September 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm #169921
I know I got crushed by
-I signed up for NY TImes so read online everday
-Landline – I got it as do lots of webinars/interviews and cell phones cut out
September 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm #169919
Scored a 72, IMO major debunking the application of a genrational differences … Look at my profile to see where I should fall in the Genarational grouping!
September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm #169917
I feel as though the newspaper alone would throw it off. I don’t remember seeing how that was weighted, but that seems like it may be a significant one!
September 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm #169915
I scored a 60. Fun!
September 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm #169913
In regard to the religous question, please pray for Steve who is only 30.
September 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm #169911
September 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm #169909
I scored an 86, but I think some of the questions are silly. Tattoos, piercings, and Facebook profiles do not a millennial make.
September 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm #169907
Must have been born in another era, as I scored a 10.
September 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #169905
I was a 10. Ha!
September 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm #169903
leaves some room for improvement
September 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm #169901
Ada (HangFong) O’DonnellParticipant
If you want a higher score, try a tatoo, body piercing, play video games, and be a liberal without religious affliation.
September 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm #169899
I scored a 58. Not sure if that’s good or bad.
September 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm #169897
45… Gen X in the house!
Great find Allison!
September 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm #169895
If you want the highest score like me, you don’t even need all of those things! LOL (Although I had 3/5 of those…) hmmm…..
But I agree with Ami’s comment above. I disagree that tattoos and piercings make a person more “millenial.”
Clearly this survey/topic is fasinating to me… I usually read without really commenting. haha 🙂
September 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm #169893
My score was a whopping 95 andi was born in 1970
September 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm #169891
94 for me – right on the edge of ‘technically’ being a millenial (born 1981). at least i justified myself one way or the other! 🙂
September 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm #169889
30?? I know you. How is that possible?
September 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm #169887
92!? I didn’t think I was *that* much of a millennial. I have a landline…but maybe it’s because I send 10+ texts a day?
September 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm #169885
You must text a lot then! LOL
September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm #169883
I do! Although still in the 10-49 range. I wonder if I would have gotten a 100 if I clicked 50+!
September 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm #169881
Dorothy Ramienski AmatucciParticipant
I got a 76. Although I agree that this list is kinda stero-type-ey. Still fun, though!
September 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm #169879
September 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm #169877
I scored, to my shock, a 75. Technically I’m an X’er on the boomer cusp. This *may* explain why I’m often a generational ‘interpreter.”
September 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm #169875
Well, I scored exactly one point above my generation. Not surprised. I have kids who text 100s of times a day. They don’t have land line telephones and play lots of video games. Interesting quiz – now it needs to be followed up with how to integrate this younger generation into our workplace.
September 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm #169873
I scored a 72 and am 50. But I text alot, I do have a land line, but mainly use my cell phone and I have a facebook account. I would have watched more TV yesterday, but my son had a football game last night – I went to it.
September 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm #169871
Susan Harriet BakerParticipant
Ha … I’m a sweet 16 … [grin]
Do I think these questions are good indicators of the “Millennials”? I think there are some charge-targeted questions (prejudicial) that peg someone as NOT-millennial or millennial. I guess that’s what a survey does, but doesn’t mean it’s accurate; because it is so obviously constructed it manipulates the responses.
I’d bet if you presented the survey to different markets (creative arts/health/construction/services/public sector/etc.) the skew would be revealed and the inaccuracy of results would nullify usefulness of any info.
It was fun, though.
And, fine, I’m a crotchety boomer.
September 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm #169869
I got a score of 94 but that is because I read several newspapers everyday as part of my job and don’t like playing video games (never have, never will, just not my “thing”). Personally, I think the “read a newspaper” one threw it off because I know many Millennials who read an actual hardcopy (not online) newspaper daily. Everything else is pretty accurate.
September 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm #169867
I got a 43 — solidly Gen X which is what I am since I was born in the late 60s.
September 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm #169865
Only time will tell! I am not much of texter since I am always on the road; do a lot of phone calling when I am on the road.
September 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm #169863
I’m sure the validity wouldn’t pass Stanford approval, but it’s an interesting measure. I was 76…Guess I need a tatoo.
September 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm #169861
I got a 97 but then again I’m 27 years old. I text, I play video games, and have no “landline” (is that like a payphone?!). On the other hand, I read the paper daily (online), I don’t watch TV, I’m conservative. I love the concept even though it is a bit stereotype-y. I’d love to see a bit more of a scientific approach to the topic, differentiating between the norms and the attitudes of a millenial (I don’t think I would fit much) vs. the tools of the millenial (I adhere to greatly).
September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm #169859
I know – tattoo killed me as well
September 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm #169857
Your Millennial score is 43!
Leave me alone with my land line….
September 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm #169855
I scored 92. I turn 55 on Sunday. pffpt.
September 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm #169853
Susan Harriet BakerParticipant
Terry—swiped your button art. Thanks!
September 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm #169851
62 here – which is apparently 29 over par for me. 19th hole, here I come.
September 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm #169849
Scored 86, I’m 36 in times around the Sun.
September 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm #169847
P. Kirk SmithParticipant
I scored a 70. Since I was born in 1958 and my kids act like I’m an old fogey already, I think this will be a good retort when they try that line again! I text, tat, and no landline, so I guess that gave me an edge. I gave up the landline because I traveled so much and it seemed like a waste of money.
September 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm #169845
I also got a 96. I think it’s all the texting. I don’t watch TV or play video games
September 29, 2012 at 4:21 am #169843
I got a 49. Interesting!
September 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm #169841
I scored a 83!! Not bad for an old fossil like myself (born in 1956).
September 30, 2012 at 2:37 am #169839
Kinda followed the responses from the members of Govloop,…
Idle curosity Wonder if one was to pick ~50 people at random if the reported scores would more closely match what Pew Research Center described/expected vs 50 members of Govloop?
October 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm #169837
52 (born in 1963). It must be the tattoos and piercings I’ve avoided….
October 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm #169835
So is being “Millenial” positive, negative or nuetral? I tend to be a little skeptical of any label at least partially defined by the number of body piercings.
October 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm #169833
dude I am 54… fail.
October 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm #169831
I scored an 86. I suprised myself.
October 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm #169829
Ricky J. HarrisParticipant
I got a 68. I thought mine would be much lower because I was raised by my “silent generation” grandparents.
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