“Last year, two-thirds (66%) of Americans took at least one trip shorter than five nights, driven by younger generations (72% of millennials and 69% of Gen X’ers, vs. 60% baby boomers), according to a new Ipsos poll. For some, these short breaks are the longest vacations they take: about three in ten Americans (29%) indicated their longest trip last year was lasted less than five nights.”
Tag: Generation X
“According to The NPD Group, 22% of U.S. internet households reported owning a smart home device in Q4 2018, up from 17% in Q4 2017. Alongside ownership growth, 2018 saw an 18% dollar sales growth in home automation devices compared to 2017, and NPD’s latest Future of Tech forecast expects the category to reach $2.5 billion dollars by the end of 2019.”
LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released its study on auto debt by generation that found those between the ages of 39 and 54 shoulder the biggest load among its users, with nearly 60% of Gen Xers having an auto loan.
“Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind Zelle, today released the results of its second Digital Payments Adoption Study. It found that 50% of first time P2P users are aged 45 and older. Not just for younger generations, older generations are trialing P2P because of growing confidence and trust in digital payments.”
MedCure, a leading non-transplant tissue bank accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks, announced findings of the MedCure Mortality Survey. More than 1,600 respondents answered questions ranging from views on mortality and the afterlife to what they want to have happen to their bodies after death, revealing that millennials and baby boomers are twice as likely as Gen X to donate their body to science, and women are more likely than men to be afraid of the afterlife.
With its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10% of Americans admit to going over budget while on vacation last year, and those who did, on average, overspent by 27% ($534).
Forever in the shadow of Boomers and Millennials, Gen Xers can now take center stage as an important customer base for restaurants, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Generation X, ages 36 to 52, now represents 23 percent of all restaurant visits, not a significant difference from Boomers and Millennials, who represent 26 and 25 percent of visits respectively
It turns out each generation approaches the “What’s for Dinner?” question differently. If there is one meal that exemplifies the differences among generations, it’s dinner, finds The NPD Group. Each group’s motivations, needs, and wants when it comes to dinner are as varied as their taste in music, according to a recently released generational study published by The NPD Group.
Generation X bridges traditional and digital media usage and its members are virtually always connected, thanks to mobile devices. Gen Xers are fully comfortable using both traditional and digital media channels, so marketers should communicate to this audience via multiple touchpoints. Gen Xers are an important consumer segment because they are in the prime of their earning and spending potential.
Canning is not just for rural grandparents anymore. Americans of all ages and areas are returning to their roots and canning to capture fresher, more affordable flavors. consumer-spend-insightsFifty-five percent of American home cooks plan to can this year, and of those, nearly 97% will be canning more than previous years, according to a recent survey of its community by Allrecipes.com.