Millennials try to avoid seniors, unless they're related to them: Poll

Millennials try to avoid seniors, unless related (Fotolia)

Millennials try to avoid seniors, unless related (Fotolia)

QMI Agency
 

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

 

Young Canadian adults try to avoid seniors, but when it comes to their own family, they're willing to step up and help, a new survey has found.

A quarter of millennials — Canadians aged 18 to 34 — said they would switch checkout lanes at the grocery store if they saw a senior ahead of them in line, while one in seven will honk at their elders if they're too slow on the road.

But 69% agreed it is their responsibility to care for elderly parents and grandparents, compared to 58% of Canadians 35 years of age and older. As well, 78% of millennials want to help keep their parents and grandparents in their homes for as long as possible.

The online poll of 3,041 Canadian adults who are Angus Reid forum panellists was conducted for Bayshore HealthCare on May 30-June 3. The margin of error is 1.8 percentage points.

 

 


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