Generations Statistics & Trends

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Millennial vs Gen X Mom’s Childrens’ Tech Use [CHART]

via Another survey conducted in July 2011 by BlogHer and The Parenting Group dovetails with Mom Central’s findings. Some 33% of Gen Y and 20% of Gen X moms who use the internet told BlogHer that their children had used smartphones by age 2. Slightly higher percentages of moms said their children age 2…

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Video Consumption, By Generation [CHART]

via For men, digital media is helping bring them closer to women in their consumption of video content. According to the Q3 2011 edition of Nielsen’s “State of the Media” report, women ages 18 to 49 watched about 10 hours more traditional television per month than men the same age, and older women watched…

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Technographics Of Romney & Obama Supporters, By Generation [CHART]

via President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney show varying audience patterns when comparing the composition of their website and social media visitors, finds comScore [download page] in an April 2012 report. President Obama’s website visitors skew older in general than his social media site visitors, with 57% of the former group aged…

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Weekly Shopping Chores, By Gender/Generation [CHART]

via The leading source of disruption may be obvious: sales or promotions, cited by 66% of shoppers in a January 2012 Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research survey. Coupons followed at 30%, while the next most popular reason shoppers buy items they did not intend to purchase beforehand provides insight into a different type of…

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Consuming Attitudes Toward Overconsumption [CHART]

via A high proportion of consumers worldwide feel they are spending too much on unnecessary items and are looking to scale back and live more simply, finds Euro RSCG Worldwide in April 2012 survey results. Young consumers (aged 18-34) in particular seem to believe that they have wasted lots of money on things they…

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Millennials & Privacy [CHART]

via Data from Euro RSCG Worldwide’s “This Digital Life” indicates that a high proportion of global consumers worry about the privacy habits of Millennials. In fact, 61% of those aged over 55 worry about the impact digital technology and social media are having on young people, with 57% of 35-54-year-olds and 53% of 18-34-year-olds…

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Worldwide Privacy Concerns, By Generation [CHART]

via The majority of consumers of all ages across the world feel that people share too much about their personal thoughts and experiences online, with 71% of those 55 and older saying a return to more privacy is needed, and 62% of 35-54-year-olds and 57% of 18-34-year-olds agreeing, according to an Euro RSCG Worldwide…

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Demographics Of German Online Buyers, Q1 2011 [CHART]

via In March 2012, Eurostat, the statistical agency of the EU, released 2011 demographic data on online buyers. The survey found that internet users in Germany ages 25 to 34 were the most likely to have purchased online, at 79%, followed by users ages 35 to 44 at 70%. Read the rest at eMarketer.…

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Millennial Technology Adoption [CHART]

via US Millennials (aged 16-34) are a heterogeneous group, displaying varying characteristics and habits that defy many casual stereotypes, including the ones hoisted on them by non-Millennials (aged 35-74), says the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) [pdf] in an April 2012 report. In fact, while Millennials see themselves in generally positive terms – “tech-savvy,” “hip,”…

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