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Generation Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Generations Xers like me had to grow up without the Internet.
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The results indicated that Generation Xers have been more likely to use smartphones in the last 12 years, compared to a 25-year time span.
Generation Xers understand employment in a very different way than their predecessors.
This includes not just millennials, but many Generation Xers and boomers.
It may not matter much to Generation Xers anyway: they, not the millennials, are the country's current entrepreneurs.
Among generation Xers, the percentage remained stable at 3.2 percent while baby boomers went from 2.7 percent in 2012 to 2.4 percent in 2016, and traditionalists went from 1.8 percent to 1.4 percent.
Seventeen percent of Generation Xers, (aged 39 to 50,) were willing to pay more.
Overall, millennials appear to be most in tune with the dangers of cyberattacks, with 26 percent claiming to be very concerned about a potential cyberattack affecting their business, compared to 8 percent of Generation Xers and 7 percent of baby boomers.
Viewed in the context of the ongoing debate over political polarization in social media, for example, it is the Facebook users in the oldest of the three generations studied here who are most likely to see political content on the site that supports their own views: 31 % of Baby Boomers on Facebook who pay attention to political posts say the posts they see are mostly or always in line with their own views, higher than both Generation Xers (21%) and Millennial (18%).
In terms of age demographics, the views are similar with 70 percent of Millennial, 61 percent of Generation Xers, and 73 percent of Baby Boomers thinking that renting is a more affordable option for them.
Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials also differ in their acceptance and use of technology.
Just 34% of Generation Xers say they save at least a quarter of their disposable income each month, according to the research among 4,000 people.
report based on a national survey of nearly 400 individuals in the construction industry--half born between 1980 and 2000--contends that millennials are dedicated and loyal to their employers and, in terms of career aspirations, attitudes and goals, share similar values with Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.
A recent study shows that Millennial have fewer sexual partners, and are more accepting of premarital sex and non-traditional relationships, than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. This conclusion comes from a national survey of 57,000 individuals who were followed for 30 years.
"Fifteen years ago there were lots of articles about integrating Generation Xers into your company, now there's lots of articles about integrating millennials" he said.
That would make Millennials second only to boomers (32%) and put them ahead of Generation Xers (18%) as CPG purchasers.