16 February 2010

Tuesday Links: "Young Adults Are..."

It's Tuesday, which means it's time again to let the internet tell young adults who we are.

This week, young adults are...

Buying a lot of greeting cards. (According to this study, young adults are the "highest spending age group across all five stationary product catagories": greeting cards, stationery, gift wrap/party goods, and paper gifting.)

Pessimistic about aging, though it seems there's no reason to be.

Supportive of gay and lesbian people serving openly in the military. (81% of people under age 30 favor the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.")

"Slow to spot" identity theft.

More likely than other groups to blame people who have been sexually assaulted for their attacks.  (A study commissioned by The Havens, a group of crisis centers in the United Kingdom, finds that those between the ages of 18 to 24 are "more likely to say that engaging in conversation in a bar or accepting a drink makes [a person] partially responsible" for his or her rape.)

Young adults: do these assertions feel accurate to you? Do they resonate with your experience?

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