This report solicited the view of 22,928 millennials and Gen Zs across 45 countries in January and February 2021. Gen Zs were surveyed in all countries where fieldwork was conducted, including 25 geographies where only millennials had been surveyed previously. For the New Zealand specific information, 503 respondents took part in the survey (300 millennials and 203 Gen Zs).
Millennials included in the study were born between January 1983 and December 1994. Gen Z respondents were born between January 1995 and December 2003.
New Zealand results:
- Climate change is the number one issues of greatest concern for New Zealand millennials (33%) and Gen Zs (29%).
- However, New Zealand millennials feel more confident that steps can be taken to reduce the damage to the environment with only 41% believing we’ve hit the point of no return compared to 51% in 2020.
- Millennials and Gen Zs are regularly experiencing stress (in New Zealand 40% of millennials and 45% of Gen Zs state they feel anxious or stressed most of the time). Although it is positive to see that for millennials this has decreased from 48% in the 2020 survey.
- In regard to the overall economic and socio-political outlook of New Zealand, our millennials and Gen Zs have a more positive outlook than respondents from other countries. (34% of New Zealand millennials believe the economic situation of their country will improve positively compared to 27% globally, for Gen Zs locally 37% have a positive outlook compared to only 27% globally).