One question hangs over Gen Z, as it does over everyone else: how will the coronavirus of 2020 change things?
In addition to being digital natives, Generation Z “see technology as integral to their lives,” according to a LinkedIn article written by Emily Ketchen, director of marketing for the Americas at tech firm HP.
We know some about Generation Z’s spending habits, but with their age range being 8 to 24, a lot could change.
Experts for the most part agree about Gen Z tastes in food.
On a more serious note, Dr. Sean McDowell, a professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, describes Gen Zers as “lonely”—a characteristic that may have had a hard impact on their mental health.
Certainly, Gen Z is the first fully digital generation. For them, the coming of the smartphone was undoubtedly much more significant than their kindergarten memories of the Twin Towers.
The lines around Gen Z are fuzzy. Their starting birth years are usually given at around 1995 or 1996, if for no other reason than the oldest cohort was (more or less) old enough to remember the dislocations of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011.
There is a kind of paradox in talking about Generation Z (defined as people born roughly between 1995 and 2010).
Ethnically diverse foods have become much more available over recent decades. Furthermore, Generation Z represents the leading edge of the country’s changing racial and ethnic makeup.