Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do lead in one category: Pets.The great moments of the Welfare State in America.
Three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel. That compares to 50 percent of the overall population with dogs, and 35 percent with cats.
The findings come at a time when millennials, roughly defined as the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are half as likely to be married or living with a partner than they were 50 years ago. They are also delaying parenthood and demanding flexible work arrangements — all of which, researchers say, has translated to higher rates of pet ownership.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Washington Post reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 7:51 AM