More Gen Z members—those aged 13 to 24—say their lives have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus than millennials or members of Gen X, according to one vote Released Monday by MTV Entertainment Group and the Associated Press, it shows how young adults in society are struggling with mental health and relationships compared to older adults.
Less than half (46%) of Gen Xers surveyed said the pandemic had made education or careers more difficult, compared to 36% of millennials – those aged 25 to 40 – and 31% of Gen Xers. – People from 41 to 56 years old. For the survey, which surveyed 3,764 people aged 13 to 56 in person, over the phone and through an online panel.
When it comes to maintaining friendships, 45% of Gen Xers said the pandemic caused hardship, compared to 41% of Millennials and 39% of Gen Xers.
The trend continued with romantic relationships: 40% of Gen Xers said the pandemic made it difficult, compared to 33% of Gen Xers and 32% of Millennials.
The pandemic nearly equally destroyed the ability to maintain mental health across generations: 49% of Gen Xers said it was harder to do so because of the coronavirus, compared to 48% of Gen Xers and 47% of millennials.
Difficulty having fun also affected equally across all three groups: 56% of Gen Xers said they struggled in this area, while 55% of Gen Xers and 52% of Millennials struggled in this area.