Poll: Millennials Think More People Can Be Inventors Than Any Other Age Group

The 'Me Me Me' Generation comes first in their faith in others' ability to create

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Remember the Me Me Me Generation? Turns out the under-35 set might be the Invention Generation too. According to the results of TIME’s Qualcomm poll 42 percent of people born between 1980 and the early 2000s said that anyone could be inventor. That compares to 35 percent of respondents throughout all age groups. In the magazine, Jeffrey Kluger explains why:

In most cases, the Time poll found, people agree that not everyone has the creative chops to make these kinds of ingenious connections. On average, 65% of respondents thought inventors were special people and only 35% thought anyone could be one. Among adult members of the millennial cohort—people born from 1980 to the early 2000s—the figure jumped a bit, to 42%, possibly because of the factory-loaded cockiness of the young, possibly too because so many of the ways we create are Internet-centric, and millennials tend to be better in that medium than anyone else.