Altruistic and More Sociable Than Most

In regards to Spain’s current economy, Millennials are dissatisfied

Millennials in Spain are somewhat more sociable and altruistic than those in other countries; they don’t need social recognition and are not religious. They are more sociable than the global average and meet more frequently with their friends.


The majority (59%) prefer to do work that is in the public interest (vs. 49% global) and don’t need as much social recognition (23% strongly disagree vs. 17% global). More than half (55%) have a profile created in a social network, slightly lower than the global average (64%). In much the same way as the global average, among those with a profile in a social network, 62% check it several times a day. They are not religious; almost half (46%) totally disagree with the statement I consider myself to be a member of a religious faith. 


In regards to Spain’s current economy, Millennials are dissatisfied; 27% are totally dissatisfied, compared to global 17%. They feel less fulfilled with their life than global average; 32% feel fulfilled, which is 10 points below the global average. Similarly, they are not too optimistic about the future; in contrast to a 49% global average, in Spain only 38% are optimistic.


They are aware that they should be prepared to face risks if they want to get what they want in life (68% vs. 57% global average). Consequently, they are aware that they are immersed in a severe economic crisis and their survival depends on their capacity to adapt their life standards to the new circumstances. To the question, Which of the following best describes how a young person like you can cope with the consequences of economic instability in your country? the top mentioned options are, above average: Reduce personal spending (61% vs. 47% global average) and Take a pay cut/take a lower paying job if available (55% vs. 47% global average).


Spanish Millennials think it is the government that should solve the country’s problems (33% strongly agree), and that in order to cope with the consequences of economic instability in the country, they have to become more directly involved in politics or with advocacy groups (59%).

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