How "Millenial" Are You? Take the quiz!
Nov 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM Post #93 of 106

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Your Millennial score is 7!   

 
well...
 
 
 
 
 
Nov 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM Post #94 of 106

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OK 1, I'm atheist 2, my selection wasn't on the political list (would have chosen socialism) 3, i barely play video games, 4 i rarely ever text. All this and i scored a 93.

Oh and i haven't watched tv in over a month.


There's a good reason socialism wasn't on the political list.

It's not a political system. Nor does it have any relation to the left-right scale. It's not asking if you're capitalist or socialist, it's asking if you're conservative or liberal. It's not like they're mutually exclusive, come on. Most capitalists are conservative and most socialists are liberal (note I said most)

Though we aren't supposed to talk about politics here so I'd best leave it at that.
 
Nov 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM Post #95 of 106

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At the end of the quiz you can see how other age groups scored. It's worth poking at. You can also read a report summary that describes and explains their definition of "millennials", how ages have been grouped in previous surveys, how the surveys are conducted and the rationales.
 
The web quiz is designed around generalizations that are considered sufficiently accurate for predicting the demographic you belong to. Which is kinda like but not exactly the same thing as guessing your age. More about creating the web quiz, and more about the statistical analysis used.
 
Responses to subjective questions -- in this case, perceptions on interracial relationships, careerism, and the contemporary political spectrum -- can change for reasons other than the respondents' ages, since they can be influenced by news, media trends, personal events, or simply by being required to think about these things for a while. It also helps keep the participant focused on the quiz rather than whatever emotions the quiz has provoked. As long as the right questions are asked, keeping things general and relatively non-topical can make responses more reliable, and a shorter quiz is more likely to be completed than a longer quiz.
 
Attempting to break down generations in more granular ways (do you have a smartphone or conventional cellphone or house phone? do you play RPGs, casual games, or none? are you communist or capitalist?) risks responses that have less to do with age than with geography, social status, wealth, education, and other factors.
 
In other words, the web quiz you see is probably more accurate than the web quiz you might have designed. Even if our posts in this thread doesn't make that sound likely.
 
In years past I've been responsible for some programming gruntwork on a variety of questionnaire-based studies. It grants me no special powers in those fields, but helping with the setup and talking with the researchers has given me an appreciation for how much of the accuracy of the statistical science can be affected by the craftsmanship of the survey designs.
 
The detailed report (PDF) based on the survey is worth a read if this is the sort of thing you're into, and possibly even if it isn't. The appendices include all the survey questions and their responses, and shows that detailed questions were asked about politics, religion, interracial relationships, education, and so on... even how many tattoos participants had, and where. The Pew Research Center has been responsible for a great deal of large-scale surveys of this sort, and all the information is publicly accessible - not just in the literal sense that the data's there, but in the interest of informing the public in plain, non-technical language to the extent possible. They're good.

 
 
Dec 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM Post #97 of 106

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Oddly, the breathless results script enthused this in shades of Wonderbug orange:

"Your Millennial score is 89!"

I never watch television (which I'd expect is true of post-internet gens, but see Wonderbug reference) and have no piercings because my skin's not an amusement dungeon.  I do, however, brandish one lone tat of ivy vines terminating in bloomed clusters of eel eggs, but I thought that made me part of the Edwardian Sailor Generation.
 
Besides which, those were all 90s preoccupations.
 
Perhaps the test thinks you're young if you play with non-passive technology habitually, you're irreligious without having an agenda and you think multiculturalism is not only socially necessary but obvious and can add levels of depth and pleasure to daily life.  All of which can be very misleading if someone's assigning age averages to personal tendencies. 
 
According to that survey, anyone who's unconcerned about expectations, ignores mainstream media and is a technophile probably looks young.  DJ Krush could take it and walk away with a graphed millennial age of seventeen.
 
Dec 18, 2011 at 12:05 AM Post #99 of 106

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I tried to pick "averages" for sets of 24 hrs because the last... well they aren't indicative of what I usually do. 
 
Born in '94 and scored a 62. Huh, I thought I would've gotten a lower score than that, I try to avoid the "majority" of the people in my generation...
 
Dec 18, 2011 at 5:24 AM Post #100 of 106

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Got 93, was born in 1995. I still don't get what " millenial generation' means.. 
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Dec 18, 2011 at 7:58 AM Post #103 of 106

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Quote:
Got 93, was born in 1995. I still don't get what " millenial generation' means.. 
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That would be the generation that you belong to.
 
 
 
Originally Posted by Scrypt /img/forum/go_quote.gif
 
my skin's not an amusement dungeon.

 
That's not what the ladies are saying.
 
 
Dec 23, 2011 at 3:38 AM Post #104 of 106

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[size=2.5em] Your Millennial score is [size=2.5em]83![/size][/size]

 
[size=2.5em]wow.[/size]
 

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