GENERATIONAL RESEARCH DISCOVERIES AND INSIGHTS

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CGK has led more than 65 generational research studies, including leading research on four continents in multiple languages, and across every major industry. We apply a mixed-method research approach including quantitative and qualitative studies as well as our unique Generational Context™ analysis informed by our work with over 700 clients. We are passionate about uncovering new, immediately actionable insights so leaders can unlock the potential of every generation.
Below are a few examples of our Gen Z, Millennial, and generational research:

Annual State of Gen Z® Study:

Gen Z, also known as iGen, is the fastest emerging generation of employees and customers. This complex generation—now up to age 24—is largely misunderstood. We lead numerous Gen Z research studies, including our annual State of Gen Z® Research Study, to uncover the missing data about Gen Z’s mindset, worldview, behavioral drivers, and must-know trends. Click on a report icon to access that year’s findings!
  • Uncovers hidden Gen Z data as employees, customers, trendsetters, and more
  • Compares Gen Z to Millennials every year
  • Has a margin of error of +/-3.1

2020: Part 1

2018

2020: Part 2

2017

2020: Part 3

2016

2019

Uncovering the Impact of COVID-19 on Each Generation of Consumers and Employees

CGK led national research to uncover the hidden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on each generation of consumers and employees. This research is very important as the impact of the pandemic varies by generation. The study specifically looked at Gen Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Please click on the study image links to access the findings from the study with more than 1,000 participants across generations.
Leading Multiple Generations Remotely During the Pandemic
Consumer Insights and Generational Attitudes During the Pandemic

A Few of Our Gen Z Research Findings

Young lady carrying her bike into work

58% OF GEN Z

 WANT TO WORK FOR AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY

Young man concentrating while looking at his laptop

52% OF GEN Z

PLAN TO USE PERSONAL SAVINGS FOR THEIR RETIREMENT

Young woman working or studying

44% OF GEN Z

SAY BEING PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR CAREER SIGNIFIES SUCCESS

Teenager watching something on her laptop

30% OF GEN Z

BELIEVE YOUTUBE ADVERTISEMENTS ARE THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY

A Few of Our Millennial Research Findings

Happy Millennial aged man working in a cafe

36% OF MILLENNIALS

ARE MOST EXCITED TO APPLY TO A JOB WITH A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE

Smiling Millennial aged woman in a busy office

44% OF MILLENNIALS

EXPECT A SALARY INCREASE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF STARTING A JOB

Millennial man smiling

48% OF MILLENNIALS

HAVE GIVEN MONEY TO A NON-PROFIT OR CHARITY IN THE PAST MONTH

Millennial aged woman texting on an urban street

27% OF MILLENNIALS

FIND TEXT MESSAGING TO BE CONVENIENT, EASY, AND ENJOYABLE

SAMPLE CLIENT FINDINGS

White Papers on Gen Z and Millennials for Research Clients

WP ENGINE:

EXPEDIA:

CONVERGYS:

AMERICA'S SBDC:

Infographics on Gen Z and Millennials for Research Clients

WP ENGINE:

WP Engine Infographic: Digital Dependence

EXPEDIA:

Expedia infographic: Getting to know Gen Z and Millennial travelers

CONVERGYS:

Convergys infographic: Millennial Working Trends

AMERICA'S SBDC:

America's Voice on Small Business infographic

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