04/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Our Generation: More Confident, Less Employed

Students between the ages of 18 and 29 are part of what's been dubbed the "Millennial Generation," and, according to a new study by Pew Research, they're generally more optimistic and satisfied.

The study was conducted mostly via telephone in January. Of the 2,020 participants in the national sample, 830 were in the millennial age group. Findings were compared to previous and recent studies to see how this generation compares to previous generations such as Generation X and the Baby Boomers.

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