Strauss and Howe (1991) define Millennials as the cohort of individuals born between 1982 and 2003. Millennials differ from other cohorts at several levels (Bowen & Chen McCain, 2015): in particular, Millennials are the first to have had, during their formative years, access to the Internet (Pew Research Center, 2014). Consequently, Millennials are the generation with the highest technology exposure (Hartman & McCambridge, 2011).
One of the main levels where Millennials seem to differ is their way to communicate. Indeed, Millennials' communicative skills have been found of lower quality than the ones of previous generations (Hartman & McCambridge, 2011).
Do these differences between Millennials and the other generations also apply to their survey participation? Do these different ways of communicating affect also how they share information in surveys? Different studies found an impact of age on survey participation and the device used to complete the survey (e.g., Revilla, Toninelli, Ochoa, & Loewe, 2016). However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no study really comparing the levels and types of survey participation of the Millennials versus the older generations: Generation X (1961-1981) and Boomers (1943-60).