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In the United States, younger generations experience higher levels of anxiety overall than their older counterparts. But does that extend to the workplace? Yes, according to a new study by audience engagement platform Mentimeter. The research, which is based on a survey of 2,000 US employees, found that nearly three-quarters of all millennials are anxious about in-person presentations at work. Moreover, a third of millennials say their anxiety over in-person meetings has increased as opposed to the pre-pandemic period. These figures are an average of 20% higher than comparable figures for Gen X workers and baby boomers.

Gen Z workers also reported high anxiety levels. According to the survey data, 39% of Gen Z workers said they felt anxious about engaging audiences in virtual meetings, and 40% say their anxiety over attending in-person meetings has increased since before the pandemic.

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