‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.’
-Albus Dumbledore (in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’)
And apparently a lot of Millennials have found the light switch, according to The Next Normal survey of theVIACOM International Media Network. The results of the survey, conducted among 15,000 Millennials, from 9 to 30 years old and across 24 countries, are published on the VIMNInsights Tumblr.
Gen Y is a very happy generation
Three out of 4 Millennials consider themselves very happy. Gen Yers in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil especially, are walking on sunshine. The main happiness drivers among Gen Yers are being happy together with their family (49%) and friends (46%), followed by being successful (34%) and, having time for fun & relaxation (33%). The top 5 of the happiness drivers is closed by going on holiday (33%).
The global stress level among Gen Yers is at 33%. Millennials in China, Greece, Japan and Italy particularly, are stressed out. But on the bright side: the happiness level is more than twice as high at 76%! The most popular ways to relax when they’re stressed out are watching TV, talking to friends and listening to music. More information on ‘The Next Normal’ survey can be found here.
And to help a little with the happiness: