Study: Younger generations far less courteous than their elders
According to a recent study, the group on the left is less likely to be courteous than the group on the right.
If you think that young people today just aren’t as courteous, it turns out you may be right.
According to the Daily Mail, a new YouGov survey of 1,000 adults for RatedPeople.com shows that 18- to 34-year-olds are 23 percent less likely to offer common courtesies compared with those age 55 and older.
Some examples (with the percentage provided in parentheses being the difference between over-55s and 18 to 34-year-olds):
- Opening the door for the elderly (18 percent)
- Giving up your seat on the bus for a senior, or a pregnant woman (17 percent)
- Tipping your hairdresser (37 percent)
- Saying hello to the neighbors (21 percent)
Dr. Clive Sherlock, a psychologist, told the Daily Mail the results of this study support his observations about society becoming more selfish.
“Communities are now much more concerned about material gain and looking after your peer group, rather than bothering with the people who live next door or you meet on the street,” Sherlock said. “There is a decline in respect for other people’s feelings. That is a major change.”