Consumerism

  • 41% of teens go Black Friday shopping
  • 65% of high school get money to shop from their parents
  • 27% who use their own money from a job in order to shop
  • 10% who “don’t have any money to shop.”
  • 25% of teens have see a fight/drama between strangers during Black Friday shopping
  • 17% of teens have shopped  on Thanksgiving Day or stood in line at the crack of dawn for Black Friday Door Busters
  • 61% of teens say they bond with friends and family members through shopping
  • Teens greatly prefer shopping in store (77.5%) to online (22.5%)
  • 42% of teens claim they know a hoarder
  • 1 out of 4 teens admit to being “obsessed with having stuff,
  • 37% of high high school go shopping more than twice a month
  • What Teens buy for themselves (#1-most purchased item and #9- least purchased)
    1. Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
    2. Health & Beauty
    3. Electronics
    4. Music
    5. Books
    6. Movies
    7. Games
    8. Sporting Goods
    9. Car Accessories

Source: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/Statistics_on_High_School_Students_and_Teenagers.aspx (Nov 2013)