Mather Institute Study Provides Critical Insights into Generation X Often Dubbed the “MTV Generation”

Evanston, IL (February 6, 2024) – Today, Mather Institute, the research arm of Mather, an 83-year-old not-for profit organization dedicated to creating Ways to Age WellSM, released the first findings from its five-year study uncovering key lifestyle trends, attitudes, and interests of Generation X, often referred to as the “MTV Generation.” The report also revealed significant differences between Gen X and baby boomers as it relates to stress levels, societal outlooks, and key priorities. The findings are available in a report that can be downloaded from

Out of the many notable findings revealed in The Gen Xperience: A 5-Year Journey into the Lives of Generation X, one prominent insight is that Gen Xers, despite being younger, have more concerns about aging than their boomer counterparts, particularly about finances, memory problems, and social isolation. However, when they think about growing older, boomers are more concerned about losing their independence.

Read the press release here