Millennials (born 1980-2000) are rapidly shaping the culture, opportunities and future of our communities.
Since 2013, IndyHub’s biennial research project has served as a platform for Indy’s twenty and thirty-somethings to voice their passions and priorities for topics including the livability of our neighborhoods, local culture, policies and investments, as well as their own civic engagement and relation to their employers. This work has been critical in shaping the course of IndyHub’s own work, shaping some of our most popular signature programs, including Hello Neighbor! and The Dinner Series.
We also believe the greatest good of this work comes when it’s shared widely with Indy’s employers and community stakeholders, influencing their corporate culture and talent attraction and retention efforts. IndyHub’s research has been called upon in matters critical to Indy’s progress, including our city’s response in 2015 to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), residential recruitment efforts and the No Mean City initiative, IndyGo’s strategic planning and in the grassroots community outreach, Transit Drives Indy, for the 2016 ballot referendum for expanded public transportation in Marion County.
Millennial Voices: The 2017 Indy Report
The 2017 Indy Report shows that Indy millennials are largely happy with their city, though areas of disagreement and discontent emerged regarding the city’s cultural diversity and public education. Unlike The 2015 Indy Report, this study was not conducted during a local election year, though it did come on the heels of particularly heated national elections, and researchers questioned millennials about their activism.
Research for Millennial Voices: The 2017 Indy Report was conducted by Achieve, and the report is presented to our community with the generous support of The Lumina Foundation.