The Experience Movement: Australians Believe Events Inspire Positive Change in the World
Australians are attending more live events than ever before. In the past year, 91% of Australian Millennials (aged 18-34) attended a live event, ranging from entertainment-focused experiences like music concerts and beer festivals, to more cause-related events like marches and rallies. Our increased preference for live experiences is being driven by a strong desire to connect with people, our communities, and the world — and there’s no doubt that the current social climate is contributing to this uptick.
A recent global poll revealed that when Australians consider the future of our country, they say that two things are essential to promoting positive change: Connecting with one another in real life, and the resulting expansion of perspective.
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90% of Australians believe it’s essential for people to come together in person to promote positive change — regardless of age, gender, income, or geography — and 1 in 4 Australians attended an event supporting a particular cause within the last year.
More than three quarters (83%) of Australians agree that attending live events makes them feel more connected to other people, the community, and the world — higher than any other country surveyed including the US and UK.
Connecting with people offline expands perspective and creates real impact in a way that online interactions can’t. 80% of Australian men and women agree that attending a live event has been more successful at expanding their perspective than just reading about a topic online.
But interestingly, an event doesn’t have to be “political” to inspire positive change: 90% of people believe that all types of live events can inspire positive change for the country.
A millennial-driven movement where experiences trump things
Often referred to as the “experiences generation,” Millennials (ages 18- 34) now represent one-third of the national population, and continue to be the driving force behind the growing attendance at a diverse range of live events. This generation looks to live experiences for solidarity and as a form of expression; 9 out of 10 Millennials (91%) have attended at least one live event within the past 12 months.
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