81 Percent Of Florida Young Women Delay Major Life Decisions Due To Poor Economy
75 percent plan to vote in the Presidential Election
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity today released data specifically on young women from their comprehensive Florida-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 75 percent of Millennial women in Florida plan to vote in the presidential election, only 30 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, and 81 percent say key life decisions have been delayed by the poor national economy.
Generation Opportunity has over 4 million fans on Facebook and direct grassroots engagement with over a quarter million young Americans. The organization has over 160,000 followers across the state of Florida developed through social media and grassroots activities.
- 91% of young women in Florida changed some aspect of their day-to-day lives because of the current state of the economy (Accepted multiple responses) (Randomized):
- 65% - reduced entertainment budget;
- 58% - cut back on gifts for friends and family;
- 54% - reduced grocery/food budget;
- 45% - skipped a vacation;
- 42% - taken active steps to reduce home energy costs;
- 36% - driven less/relied more on public transit;
- 35% - changed living situation (moved in with family, taken extra roommates, downgraded apartment or home);
- 34% - tried to find an additional job;
- 30% - sold personal items or property (cars, electronic appliances, or other possessions);
- 24% - skipped a wedding, family reunion, or other significant social event;
- 3% - other, specified;
- 7% - none of the above (accepted only this response);
- 2% - do not know/cannot judge (accepted only this response).
- 81% of young women in Florida have delayed or might not do at least one major life event due to the current state of the economy (Accepted multiple responses) (Randomized):
- 45% - buy my own place;
- 34% - pay off student loans or other debt;
- 32% - save for retirement;
- 31% - start a family;
- 27% - go back to school/getting more education or training;
- 25% - change jobs/cities;
- 19% - get married;
- 15% - none of the above (accepted only this response);
- 4% - do not know/cannot judge (accepted only this response).
- 62% believe the availability of more quality, full-time jobs upon graduation is more important than lower student loan interest rates.
- 67% say the availability of more quality, full-time jobs with health insurance plans is more important than the ability to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they are 26.
- 76% believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class.
- Only 36% believe that today's political leaders reflect the interests of young Americans.
- Only 30% agree with the statement "generally speaking, things in the United States are heading in the right direction."
- 75% of 18-29 year old women in Florida plan to vote in the election for President this year.
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