Generation Y is often accused of pushing the boundaries of gender, identity, and sexual orientation, but a new survey on Generation Z makes millennials look like traditionalists.
A study by The Innovation Group released on Friday showed that members of Gen-Z largely reject the idea of gender binaries — like male or female — and a majority do not consider themselves “completely heterosexual.”
According to the survey, 56 percent of 13- to 20-year-olds said they know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns like “they,” “them,” or “ze,” which is 13 percent higher than the millennial generation.
Additionally, over than a third of Gen-Z respondents said that gender doesn’t define a person.
A majority of 13- to 20-year-olds said they don’t always buy clothes, fragrances, sports equipment, and accessories designed for their own gender, and nearly 70 percent said that all bathrooms should be gender neutral.
The study also showed that most people in Gen-Z do not consider themselves completely straight or completely gay.
Only 48 percent of Gen-Z stated they are “totally heterosexual,” down from 65 percent among millennials, and only 6 percent of both generations said they were “totally homosexual.”
There’s double-digit growth among those who claim to have a degree of bisexuality — 35 percent of Gen-Z vs. 24 percent of Gen-Y.
Soon enough, a show called Kate Plus 8 may feature how many genders she identifies with, instead of the number of children.