Generation Y Is More Concerned About Racial Discrimination
- The majority of all American women say that personal economic problems pose the greatest barriers to their success over the next 10 years, including: lack of retirement savings (70%), major illness or medical expense (68%), lack of jobs or layoffs due to jobs sent overseas (63%) and cost of college or higher education (60%).
- Nine in ten (92%) American women aged 18-70 say that President-Elect Obama and the new Congress should make solving the financial crisis in the U.S. the number-one priority in the first year.
- Seven in ten (73%) Gen Y women say that violence against women in the U.S. should be a top priority for President-elect Obama and Congress to address in the first year.
- One in three (36%) women of Generation Y say they are "very worried" about being a victim of or knowing someone who is a victim of domestic violence, compared with one in four older women (23%).
- Gen Y women are more likely than older women to say that discrimination against Blacks (42% vs. 24%) and Hispanics (28% vs. 18%) is a “very serious” problem in the country.
- The representative phone survey, "What Women Want: A National Survey of Priorities and Concerns," conducted on behalf of YWCA USA by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI), included interviews with 1,000 women aged 18-70 between October 28 and November 2, 2008.