At the start of every new year, we are encouraged to pause and reflect on the past year. Reflecting on a “normal” year, you might recall a great vacation, professional accomplishments, and maybe even your success or failure in keeping the infamous ‘new year’s resolution’. But 2020 brought us so many more things to reflect on than usual—a virus, social unrest, political uncertainty, and more. As we transition into 2021 with hopeful anticipation for a better year, it’s helpful to look back on how far we’ve come since the beginning of a global pandemic.
Reflecting on the Numbers
With how rapidly everything is changing, can you even remember what life looked like two months ago, let alone half a year? Our own SoGoStudy takes you back six months for a closer look at how different generations of Americans were experiencing the lockdown and perceived their future.
From work habits to the reliability of the news, find out how Americans viewed the effect of the coronavirus on their lives. It might come as no surprise that different generations have dealt with the pandemic differently. But just what exactly do Gen Z and Boomers disagree on and what, unexpectedly, do they agree on when it comes to all aspects of life during these times?
- Generation Z distrusts news about the pandemic most, with 30% disagreeing or strongly disagreeing that news about the crisis can be trusted.
- Workplace trends have shifted: 50% of participants believe flexibility in their work location and hours are more important than salary.
- As Americans get older, the belief that their actions make a difference increase. 84% of Americans ages 66 and up believe that their actions make a difference, compared to only 63% of Generation Z who believe the same.
Ready to dive into the numbers? Review our latest SoGoStudy report here: A Novel Situation: Generational Views on Life Amidst COVID-19.