Top 5 Things Millennials Are Killing

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Top 5 Things Millennials Are Killing

Lydia Hill (12), who is

Lydia Hill (12), who is "Generation Z" is happy to not be responsible for destroying so many things like her millennial teacher, Mr. McCrary.

Lydia Hill (12), who is "Generation Z" is happy to not be responsible for destroying so many things like her millennial teacher, Mr. McCrary.

Lydia Hill (12), who is "Generation Z" is happy to not be responsible for destroying so many things like her millennial teacher, Mr. McCrary.

Zoie Poole, Staff Reporter

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There are many reasons the likes and dislikes of millennials differ from those of prior generations, including less financial stability and availability. Here are the top five things, according to research, that millennials are killing.

 

Starter Homes

Millennials are waiting longer to buy. There are limited homes and more apartment complexes, which explains why people are renting longer. This means millennials are skipping starter homes. They are renting until their 30s, and their first house is worth a lot of money. No one is buying the $200,000 and $300,000 homes, which is a huge shift as compared with previous generations.

Napkins According to a Washington Post article from 2016, younger consumers are opting for paper towels over napkins.The Post also points to a survey conducted by Mintel, which highlights that only 56% of shoppers said they bought napkins in the past six months. Paper towels are more functional than napkins and can be used for more purposes. Also, millennials are more likely to eat meals out of the home, contributing to the decline.

Football Both attendance at football games and NFL viewership have recently declined. The drop could be tied to numerous things such as the protests by NFL players or the lack of excitement of the game. However, every single explanation would directly target millennials. Younger people are ditching cable at an increasing rate and starting to use apps like Netflix and Hulu which do not stream college football games, leaving them to watch games in groups or simply stay updated on their iPhones. Senior Ben Keith, who is not quite a millennial said, “I can check the scores on my phone and then keep on doing whatever I am doing.”

Cereal Almost 40% of millennials surveyed by Mintel said cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it. The New York Times reported in 2016. Instead, younger consumers are turning to convenient options with minimal cleanup that can be eaten on the go, from yogurt to fast-food breakfast sandwiches.

Banks Millennials have begun to distrust financial establishments and rarely visit physical banks. While banks themselves will probably never die, bank branches and physical bank locations may soon be a thing of the past. Millennials are now using apps on their phones and computers that allow them to access their accounts without having to go into the actual establishment. Millennials may be causing many things to end, but they are also bringing new, exciting things forward.