When people complain about millennials, they usually talk about how they're lazy co-workers or entitled. But according to a new study, millennials are also bad neighbors.
A survey of 1,000 millennials and 1,000 non-millennials found that 64 percent of younger people do not feel connected with the community they live in. That means they don't feel connected to the people or businesses in the area. However, it's not entirely millennials' fault. 51 percent of them said they can't participate in their community because they don't have enough time. Only 33 percent of non-millennials said they don't have time to participate. 22 percent of millennials said they don't participate in their community because they don't have any friends in the area, and 24 percent said they don't participate because they simply don't know how.
This trend also applies when it comes to local businesses. 51 percent of millennials said they believe it's important to support local businesses, but only 37 percent actually do so as opposed to visiting a big chain.
But it's not that millennials don't want to participate. 69 percent of younger people said they wished they participated more in their community, compared to only 51 percent of non-millennials. The survey also found that 43 percent of millennials have an online community that they connect with better than any offline community.
Sounds like more millennials need to re-download Pokemon Go.
(h/t New York Post)