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Roles of Younger and Older Generations in the Future of Social Change

ROLES OF YOUNGER AND OLDER GENERATIONS IN FUTURE OF SOCIAL CHANGE YOUNGER ADULTS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE MORE PASSION ABOUT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. 66% of adults agree that younger adults are more passionate about social change than older adults. (ON AVERAGE) TTTII positive CANADA GERMANY U.S. BRAZIL CHINA INDIA JORDAN MEXICO 53% 49% 53% 71% 71% 80% 76% 72% Adults in countries with Adults in countries with OLDEST POPULATIONS YOUNGEST POPULATIONS 61% of adults agree that young adults today are more involved in positive social change than young adults were 20 years ago. (ON AVERAGE) TTTT CANADA GERMANY U.S. BRAZIL CHINA INDIA JORDAN MEXICO 51% 38% 49% 68% 71% 76% 73% 65% Adults in countries with Adults in countries with OLDEST POPULATIONS YOUNGEST POPULATIONS OLDER ADULTS CAN PROVIDE YOUNGER ADULTS WITH KNOWLEDGE ESSENTIAL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE TO OCCUR. 86% 1111111IT (ON AVERAGE) U agree that in order for positive social change to happen, it is necessary for older adults to share their knowledge and experience about social change |with younger adults. OLDER ADULTS CAN HAVE A GREATER IMPACT ON SOCIAL CHANGE. 57% of adults agree that when it comes to positive social change, older adults can make more of a difference (ON AVERAGE) TTT than younger adults. CANADA GERMANY U.S. BRAZIL CHINA INDIA JORDAN MEXICO 45% 39% 48% 62% 73% 71% 52% 67% Adults in countries with Adults in countries with OLDEST POPULATIONS YOUNGEST POPULATIONS OLDER ADULTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE MORE RESISTANT TO INNOVATION. 53% 1 of adults agree that older adults are not willing to try new ideas to make a difference in positive social change. (ON AVERAGE) CANADA GERMANY U.S. BRAZIL CHINA INDIA JORDAN MEXICO 48% 44% 47% 49% 65% 59% 60% 54% Adults in countries with Adults in countries with OLDEST POPULATIONS YOUNGEST POPULATIONS SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG MILLENNIALS (18 to 24 years old) In Brazil, China, Germany and the U.S., millennials are more likely than older adults (those over 40 years old) to agree that younger adults are more passionate about positive social change than older adults. Millennials are also more likely than older adults to agree that older adults are not willing to try new ideas to make a difference in positive social change. 77% 73% 70% 58% 54% 61% 63% 48% 60% 58% 56% 53% 42% 40% 38% 44% BRAZIL CHINA GERMANY U.S. BRAZIL CHINA GERMANY U.S. 18-24 OVER 40 SOURCE: WALDEN UNIVERSITY'S 2014 SOCIAL CHANGE IMPACT REPORT, CONDUCTED BY HARRIS POLL, JUNE 2014 Note: Data for each individual country is representative of that country. The "Average Result" is the arithmetic average across the countries. This measure does not account for differences in population size and thus is not representative. www.WaldenU.edu/impactreport Visit www.WaldenU.edu/2014SCIRmethodology for complete survey methodology.

Roles of Younger and Older Generations in the Future of Social Change

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Roles of younger and older generations in the future of social change are featured in this infographic based on findings from Walden University's 2014 Social Change Impact Report conducted by Harris P...

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