Results for - Generation Y ( born 1978 to 1997)

1,553 voters participated in this survey

  • They say that Generation Y's are the most entitled and narcissistic group to date. Do you think the feeling of entitlement is a bad thing?
    1. They say that Generation Y's are the most entitled and narcissistic group to date. Do you think the feeling of entitlement is a bad thing?
    • Yes
      60% 930 votes
    • No
      18% 279 votes
    • Undecided
      15% 231 votes
    • Not Applicable
      7% 113 votes
  • 2. Which of the following would you say is applicable about Generation Y?
    • Gen Y’s will make rash decisions which will cause more mistakes
      38% 583 votes
    • Gen Y’s will be more entrepreneurial as they are not afraid to experiment
      34% 522 votes
    • N/A
      23% 361 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      6% 87 votes
  • 3. Which of the following do you believe are the causes for Gen Y's feeling of entitlement?
    • Child rearing principles which push self worth, i.e. you can do no wrong; you are not responsible for mistakes
      50% 773 votes
    • Increased wealth of the middle class resulting in parents indulging children
      27% 422 votes
    • Parents treating their children as friends and equals
      35% 540 votes
    • Social media which expands the knowledge base
      23% 361 votes
    • Reality TV
      28% 429 votes
    • The recession
      8% 119 votes
    • Technology advances
      26% 398 votes
    • Gen Y‘s do not act more entitled than other generations
      11% 178 votes
    • N/A
      13% 198 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      3% 45 votes

09/04/2012 Living 12

Comments

  • mc2017 profile photo
    mc2017
    texting
    about 1 year
  • wheeler21 profile photo
    wheeler21
    kids are not diciplined properly these days due to the taboo around it.
    over 3 years
  • selkie305 profile photo
    selkie305
    We didn't have any luxuries to offer our kids so they definitely were NOT spoiled. And now they're all good, decent people who are respectful of others. But I really think that whatever you have or don't have, it takes a combination of good parenting, good teachers, good friends, and good luck. Not easy being a parent!
    over 3 years
  • notalwayshere profile photo
    notalwayshere
    Actually, @pitbullbabe it IS possible. If his mother were born in 1978 and had a child at the age of 16 (as some women are prone to do) then Darian would be 18 right now. Without knowing the ages of either of them, what IS impossible is to tell others that isn't possible while being correct. Sincerely, a generation Y baby that can do simple math.
    over 3 years
  • Texasgrandmom profile photo
    Texasgrandmom
    Very biased question, I have nieces and nephews in this group and they are very polite and helpful, you get the behavior out of people that you expect, If you expect the best of someone you will get their best.
    over 3 years
  • bellamamma profile photo
    bellamamma
    I blame so, so much on a lot the this generations parents and upbringing. a lot.
    over 3 years
  • pitbullbabe profile photo
    pitbullbabe
    uh darian it is impossible for you and your mother to be from generation Y, I don't think you know what this means.....and hence there is the problem
    over 3 years
  • darian profile photo
    darian
    Wow, way to generalize. My mother and I are both from this generation and we definetly don't think we are better than anyone else, EVER. We were raised not to judge others and I certainly don't think that I "own" anyone.
    over 3 years
  • MyIncomeHelper profile photo
    MyIncomeHelper
    No respect for others with that generation. They do have a sense of superiority and expect things to just be given to them. They don't want to work.
    over 3 years
  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    Sophia1957
    I can not stand them either.They think they own others!
    over 3 years
  • MoparMo profile photo
    MoparMo
    I can't stand them.
    over 3 years
  • dougster77 profile photo
    dougster77
    enter text...
    over 3 years