Today, studies show that millennials incur higher educational debts, have lower disposable income, and are less likely to own a home than any other generation. With these societal shifts in mind, what do Europeans think about the prospects of future generations?

Our Europe-wide survey found that just a quarter (24%) of Europeans think future generations will be better off, while more than half (53%) think they will be worse off. Men appear to be more optimistic than women with 29% thinking future generations will be better off, compared to only 18% of women who think the same. Consistently across Europe more think future generations will be worse off. Eastern Europeans are the most optimistic, with 1 in 3 thinking future generations will be better off, compared to only 1 in 5 Southern Europeans. In the South where the economic crisis has hit the hardest, 60% think that future generations will be worse off.

 

 

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