The Millennial Delusion

By Oksana Kishchuck In June of 2018, a study was released saying 54% of millennials expect to be a millionaire someday. For a generation that is riddled with student debt, heavily relies on their parent’s basements well into adulthood, and face increasing tuition rates and housing costs, that’s a lot of optimism. Many news outlets

Millennials and discount travel

By Callista Ryan Cheap Flights? Hold my Wallet! If there’s one thing that’s the bane of any Canadian’s existence, it’s domestic travel. Yes, living in a geographically large country with a small population within it makes travel more expensive. Yet, that doesn’t mean Canadians, especially Canadian millennials will accept it. Canadian infrastructure on domestic travel

Another Youthquake?

Exploring the concerns, priorities, and political engagement of Canadian youth aged 15 to 30. On behalf of 10 national youth-serving organizations, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey of a representative sample of 1,000 youth aged 15 to 30. Our study found several key issues of concern among youth, and dissatisfaction with the way

How to get millennials to embrace nuclear power

In February, David spoke at the annual conference for the Canadian Nuclear Association. In his keynote address, he shared insights and new survey data on how Canadians and millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) think about nuclear power. Full results of the survey can be found here. Here’s the full speech: ABOUT ABACUS DATA We

Millennials: Where will they go?

By Devlyn Lalonde As we enter into a new year, we turn our gaze to the future of the millennial generation. January 1st doesn’t just mark the beginning of another year; it marks the first time that boomers will not hold the plurality of decision-making power in a Canadian election. With the average life expectancy

Millennials and technology: Their digital nativity

By Oksana Kishchuk As we reflect on millennials over the past year, I think it only makes sense to share some of the reflections we collected from Millennials in our latest Canadian Millennials Report this June. One of the most repeated hallmarks of this generation is how technology has been engrained in their daily lives. Many

What’s in a word?

By Oksana Kishchuk Millennials. It is a term that we hear a lot online, and in the news, and around the office here at Abacus Data. According to Forbes, the word ‘millennial’ was first used to describe this generation in 1991. In the book titled, ‘Generations’, historians Neil Howe and William Straus discussed “generational personalities”, where

What makes a millennial?

By Devlyn Lalonde To kick off our millennial year in review we start by looking at the subject of our discussion: the millennials. Most of our regular readers you will know that millennials are a generational cohort born between the years of 1980 and 2000. In Canada, millennials make up just a little over a

Charities in trouble? How millennials are changing how we give

By Devlyn Lalonde If you are a charity you may be looking at the next generation of donors and scratching your head. You might have seen contradictory articles, telling you that millennials are both the most and the least charitable generations in modern history.  Much has been written about this subject and the answers to

Millennials save but why don’t they invest?

By Devlyn Lalonde We asked millennials for their outlook on their personal finances and their views on investing. Overall, we found that while most millennials are savers, few are investors. While three quarters of millennials have their money in their savings accounts only 41% put their money in growth vehicles likes stocks, bonds, or government

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