Millennials Seek Social Change in Their Everyday Lives, Study Finds

“While millennials remain passionate about creating a better, more inclusive world, they no longer look to traditional institutions to effect that change, a report from Achieve and the Case Foundation finds.”

Source: philanthropynewsdigest.org

While millennials remain passionate about creating a better, more inclusive world, they no longer look to traditional institutions to effect that change, a report from Achieve and the Case Foundation finds.

Based on three survey of millennials conducted in 2016, the final installment (39 pages, PDF) of the 2016 Millennial Impact Report: Cause Engagement During a U.S. Presidential Election Year project found neither an appreciable change in millennials’ interests in social causes nor an increase in their cause-related engagement. According to the latest report from the project, while millennials would like to see politics become less divisive and more accommodative of different positions with regard to contentious social issues, they tend to reject the “activist” label and rarely take overt action in support of the causes they say they care about. The report also found that while millennials do make an effort to educate themselves about causes that spark their interest and to share what they learn via social media, they tend to avoid confrontation and won’t go out of their way to change someone’s mind.

As a rule, the report found, millennials don’t have much trust in government to do what’s right. Instead, they believe they can only count on themselves to create…[read the full article at philanthropynewsdigest.org]