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Millennial or Zoomer Test

Millennials (born 1980-1994) and Zoomers (born 1995-2010) resemble each other when compared to previous generations but are also different in many ways. This test relies on cultural observations and published research to determine whether you are mentally more like a Millennial or a Zoomer.

To find out which generation you resemble the most, indicate your answer to each of the following statements below.

Question 1 of 16

Deep down, people in my generation are probably lonelier than people in other generations.


The IDRlabs Millennial or Zoomer test was developed by IDRlabs and based on cultural observations and published research from, among others, the Pew Research Center. IDRlabs is not affiliated with any of the organizations that the test is based on.

The IDRlabs Millennial (Generation Y) or Zoomer (Generation Z) Test was informed by the following publications: Bhargava and Finneman (2020): The young and the restless: Generation Z in America. McKinsey. Parker and Igielnik (2020): On the Cusp of Adulthood and Facing an Uncertain Future: What We Know About Gen Z So Far. Pew Research Center. Dimock (2019): Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins. Pew Research Center.

The test distinguishes the generations in the following manner:

Millennials (born 1980-1994) are optimistic and idealistic about the future; expect their career to be an adventure (as opposed to a chore); are focused on accumulating exclusive experiences and finding their true, unique identities; connect with others who are like them on most major issues and lifestyle choices and expect agreement in their social circles.

Zoomers (born 1995-2010) are cynical and realistic about the future; expect their career to be a way to gain money (as opposed to being personally fulfilling); are focused on enriching their everyday lives and do not believe there is any one truth about their identities; form connections with a wide variety of people and do not necessarily expect them to agree on everything.

The research on which this test is based has also informed a wide range of social commentary on the differences and resemblances between Generation Y and Generation Z. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Millennial or Zoomer Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, and their affiliated institutions.

As the publishers of this Millennial or Zoomer quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for characteristic mentalities of these two generations, we have strived to make the test as distinctive as possible by subjecting it to testing among control groups. However, free online tests such as the present Millennial or Zoomer Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Millennial or Zoomer Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the distinctive characteristics of the two generations.

2. Socially oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on published research findings to help you determine whether you are mentally more like a Millennial (Generation Y) or a Zoomer (Generation Z).

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.