Millennials and Gen Z are mostly anxious


About 50% of Millennials and Gen Z surveyed globally are anxious and stressed most of the time during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Topping the list of worries are long-term financial future, career prospects, welfare of their families, day-to-day financials and least worrisome include physical and medical health.The top three concerns of Millennials in Malaysia are economic growth (32%), unemployment (31%), and healthcare diseases prevention (26%).

In comparison, the Gen Z list tops with healthcare diseases and prevention (32%), political, war or conflict between countries (29% ) and protection of personal data (28%).

One in five Millennials feels discriminated against all the time or frequently because of an aspect of his or her background. About 40% do not feel their employers have done enough to support their mental well-being during the pandemic, Deloitte say.

Globally, six in 10 Gen Zs and 56% of Millennials say systemic racism is widespread in general society.

However, the past year has prioritised the issue of racial discrimination in such a way that 75% of local Millennials and 69% of local Gen Zs believe that the society is “at a tipping point and there will be positive change from this point forward.”

Millennials and Gen Zs are doing what they can to address the problem. However, they are also looking to the government and other institutions to accelerate change.

These are the findings of the recent Deloitte Global Millennial and Gen Z Survey covering 23,000 people globally, including Malaysians.

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