Millennial Monday: How Millennial Are You?

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  • #169827

    Allison Primack
    Participant

    This week I stumbled across a fun quiz from the Pew Research Center, entitled

    How Millennial Are You?

    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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  • #169931

    Peter Sperry
    Participant

    I scored a 68 and I was born in 1957. What does that say about the validity of genrational stereotypes?

  • #169929

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    Ouch…

    Your Millennial score is 30!

  • #169927

    Patrick Fiorenza
    Participant

    Scored a 76, thanks for sharing this!

  • #169925

    Tracey Harriot
    Participant

    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.

  • #169923

    Pamela Corey
    Participant

    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).

  • #169921

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    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

  • #169919

    Henry Brown
    Participant

    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!

  • #169917

    Tracey Harriot
    Participant

    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!

  • #169915

    I scored a 60. Fun!

  • #169913

    Carol Davison
    Participant

    In regard to the religous question, please pray for Steve who is only 30.

  • #169911

    Jeff S
    Participant

    Scored 76

  • #169909

    Ami Wazlawik
    Participant

    I scored an 86, but I think some of the questions are silly. Tattoos, piercings, and Facebook profiles do not a millennial make.

  • #169907

    Jaime Gracia
    Participant

    Must have been born in another era, as I scored a 10.

  • #169905

    Jaime Gracia
    Participant

    I was a 10. Ha!

  • #169903

    Samuel Lovett
    Participant

    80.

    leaves some room for improvement

  • #169901

    If you want a higher score, try a tatoo, body piercing, play video games, and be a liberal without religious affliation.

  • #169899

    Santiago Hernandez
    Participant

    I scored a 58. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

  • #169897

    Michael Stevens
    Participant

    45… Gen X in the house!

    Great find Allison!

  • #169895

    Tracey Harriot
    Participant

    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 🙂

  • #169893

    Stephanie Prophet
    Participant

    My score was a whopping 95 andi was born in 1970

  • #169891

    [email protected]
    Participant

    94 for me – right on the edge of ‘technically’ being a millenial (born 1981). at least i justified myself one way or the other! 🙂

  • #169889

    Mary Yang
    Participant

    30?? I know you. How is that possible?

  • #169887

    Mary Yang
    Participant

    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?

  • #169885

    Santiago Hernandez
    Participant

    You must text a lot then! LOL

  • #169883

    Tracey Harriot
    Participant

    I do! Although still in the 10-49 range. I wonder if I would have gotten a 100 if I clicked 50+!

  • #169881

    I got a 76. Although I agree that this list is kinda stero-type-ey. Still fun, though!

  • #169879

    Terrence Hill
    Participant

    Drat! I only got a 16! I guess I’ll have to get a tatoo, pierce something, and start playing video games. Too bad there isn’t a quiz to see how much of a baby boomer I am!

  • #169877

    Debra Yamanaka
    Participant

    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.”

  • #169875

    Samantha McFarland
    Participant

    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.

  • #169873

    Charlotte
    Participant

    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.

  • #169871

    Susan Harriet Baker
    Participant

    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.

  • #169869

    Sabra Brown
    Participant

    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.

  • #169867

    Marie Koko
    Participant

    I got a 43 — solidly Gen X which is what I am since I was born in the late 60s.

  • #169865

    Santiago Hernandez
    Participant

    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.

  • #169863

    Stephen Owens
    Participant

    I’m sure the validity wouldn’t pass Stanford approval, but it’s an interesting measure. I was 76…Guess I need a tatoo.

  • #169861

    Josh Heard
    Participant

    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).

    Josh

  • #169859

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    I know – tattoo killed me as well

  • #169857

    Emily Landsman
    Participant

    Your Millennial score is 43!

    Leave me alone with my land line….

  • #169855

    Hope OKeeffe
    Participant

    I scored 92. I turn 55 on Sunday. pffpt.

  • #169853

    Susan Harriet Baker
    Participant

    Terry—swiped your button art. Thanks!

  • #169851

    David Dejewski
    Participant

    62 here – which is apparently 29 over par for me. 19th hole, here I come.

  • #169849

    Ken Barnes
    Participant

    Scored 86, I’m 36 in times around the Sun.

  • #169847

    P. Kirk Smith
    Participant

    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.

  • #169845

    Melia Polynice
    Participant

    I also got a 96. I think it’s all the texting. I don’t watch TV or play video games

  • #169843

    Kitty Wooley
    Participant

    I got a 49. Interesting!

  • #169841

    Robert Robinson
    Participant

    I scored a 83!! Not bad for an old fossil like myself (born in 1956).

  • #169839

    Henry Brown
    Participant

    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?

  • #169837

    Joe Williams
    Participant

    52 (born in 1963). It must be the tattoos and piercings I’ve avoided….

  • #169835

    Peter Sperry
    Participant

    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.

  • #169833

    James Miceli
    Participant

    dude I am 54… fail.

  • #169831

    Audrie Woody
    Participant

    I scored an 86. I suprised myself.

  • #169829

    Ricky J. Harris
    Participant

    I got a 68. I thought mine would be much lower because I was raised by my “silent generation” grandparents.

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