"'The Next Normal' is the broadest single study of the Millennial generation to date," said Rush. "It is a truly detailed understanding of this complex generation from all corners of the world, and is without a doubt the definitive guide to this demographic's evolution. These insights will help inform our content and further strengthen our connections with Millennial audiences around the globe."
The study revealed that the economy is the #1 factor impacting the Millennial generation today, with 68% feeling personally touched by the global economic crisis. This percentage increases in Spain (86%), Italy (85%), and Greece (80%). But despite significant economic concerns, the vast majority of Millennials worldwide demonstrate a strong sense of happiness and optimism.
Over three-quarters (76%) describe themselves as "very happy."
Millennials' levels of happiness outweigh stress levels by a factor of over 2 to 1.
Latin American Millennials report the highest levels of happiness, in countries like Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.