New Study Reveals No Generational Gap In Values

Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers share the same values.

Very little has changed since WWII, in the sense that people from that generation and those who came later still place more emphasis on the importance of ‘wholesome’ values.

The media have often cast Millennials as selfish, self-entitled, and self-absorbed, and driven by egocentric values, like money, status, and recognition. Research from Queendom.com, however, indicates that the “Me” generation is very much a “We” generation. Not only do they venerate values like family, community, and hard work, they also share 9 of their top 10 values with Generation Xers and Baby Boomers.

Analyzing data from 744 people who took their Values Profile, researchers at Queendom looked at each cohort – Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers – individually in order to determine how each group scored on the 34 values assessed on the test. What researchers discovered was that despite age differences, the three groups differ very little in terms of their value system. Here’s how each group scored on the top ten values:

(Note: Scores are based on a range from 0 to 100. The higher the score, the more important the group considers the value).

FAMILY & FRIENDS

  • Score for Millennials: 78
  • Score for Generation X: 75
  • Score for Baby Boomers: 76


All three groups value their relationships with friends and family, and derive a great deal of joy from being surrounded by those they love.

EMPATHY

  • Score for Millennials: 78
  • Score for Generation X: 80
  • Score for Baby Boomers: 82


All three groups consider empathy essential in order to recognize, understand, and relieve the suffering of others.

HARD WORK

  • Score for Millennials: 77
  • Score for Generation X: 76
  • Score for Baby Boomers: 78


All three groups believe in the value of hard work, and admire people who also uphold this value. They consider it important to put in a dedicated effort into everything they take on.

ACCEPTANCE & BELONGING

  • Score for Millennials: 77
  • Score for Generation X: 73
  • Score for Baby Boomers: 75


All three groups consider it important to be a part of a team, personally and professionally. They value a variety of opinions and want others to approve of and…

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