Half of young people believe that they will have a better standard of living than their parents

The economic crisis of recent years has made it seem that many young people "threw in the towel": the need to emigrate to work, increasing the age to become independent ... however, it seems that there is a significant percentage of young optimists: half of the young people who attend the Baccalaureate first are confident that their standard of living will be better than their parents'.

According to a survey carried out by the Francisco de Vitoria University UFV) to a sample of 2,100 students from all over Spain, more than half (54%) trust that at the end your higher education your standard of living will increase. The study also points out that 40.3 percent of the young people surveyed believe that they will have a socio-economic status similar to that of their parents, a percentage that is optimistic.

This survey has also asked the young people of Bachillerato about their professional aspirations, finding that more than half (50.4%) value the option of going outside of Spain to "achieve their employment goals and be able to perform professionally ", a percentage that is 49.2 percent in the case of those who do not want to leave to pursue their professional career.

Information and communication in young people

This kind of surveys also help us to know what are the informative and communicative routines of young people. For example, this study has found that The vast majority (73.8 percent) of young people is informed of the news through television, percentage that is followed by social networks (65.6%) and the online press (40.9). The radio and the paper press are rarely used: 15.6% and 9.1%, respectively.

With regard to new technologies, these are, as expected, essential in their daily lives: 95.5% communicate with their environment through applications such as WhatsApp, 20.9% use social networks and 16.3%, the electronic mail. Of course, there is a significant percentage (56.1%) that continue using the phone call as a means to communicate with others.

What are your hobbies? Asked about their free time and hobbies, Most respondents say that what they like the most is going out with friends (87,1%), listen to music (79.4%) and practicing sports (69.7%), although reading appears in a very good position: 69.3% do so in their free time, followed by those surfing the Internet and social networks (55.7%). %) and those who take the opportunity to study and learn new things (55.4%).

Angela R. Bonachera

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