KPMG International’s report looks at emerging trends around the globe.
80% increase in the average US student loan debt amount over the last ten years
I used Mint.com to budget, but I had my student loans in there too. It kept showing me that I was in debt and it was depressing, so I stopped.
—Kelly L, 28, millennial, Children’s media marketing, New York, NY, US
62% of people in the UK open their phone to relieve boredom
If I forgot my phone I would go back to get it; I can’t imagine I’d be able to cope without. (When) running out of battery, you’re in a total panic, feeling like you’ve lost a limb.
—James, 34, millennial, Therapist, Bolton, UK
80% of people in India like technology and apps to automatically filter information for them in handling information overload.
I am constantly ticketing, so I use an app to find the best deals. I work hard on that.
—Kanika, 25, millennial, Chef, Mumbai, India
71% of people in China would rather lose their wallet than their phone.
It is impossible for me to leave my phone at home. I would feel anxiety. Nomophobia.
—Zi, 28, millennial, Curator, Taiyuan, China