Millennials and Technology: An Overview of Usage, News Consumption, the Future of Work, and Public Policy

Millennials and Technology: An Overview of Usage, News Consumption, the Future of Work, and Public Policy

A plurality of millennials believe that advances in technology will reduce the number of jobs in the United States in coming years, a report from the  at the finds. Based on a survey of more than seventeen hundred and fifty people between the ages of 18 and 34, the report, (39 pages, PDF), found that 51 percent of Asian-American, 48 percent of African-American, and 46 percent of Latinx millennials were somewhat or very concerned about their ability to find and keep a job, compared with 35 percent of white millennials, and that 63 percent of Asian Americans, 55 percent of African Americans and whites, and 53 percent of Latinxs said schools should place more emphasis on computer programming and coding. The survey also found that majorities of each race/ethnicity opposed the repeal of net neutrality; that Latinx (25 percent) and African-American (21 percent) millennials were more than twice as likely not to have broadband Internet access than their white (10 percent) or Asian-American (8 percent) peers; and that at least 70 percent of respondents of each race/ethnicity somewhat or strongly agreed that the government should fund the building of broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas and for communities of color.