Young People Are Anxious Because Everything Is Terrible, Says Survey

By Holly Brockwell on at

In deeply surprising news, a recent survey of young people has shown that they aren't feeling particularly positive lately.

Carried out by YouGov for the Prince's Trust, the survey polled over 2,000 whippersnappers between the ages of 16 and 25, and was carried out in November 2016. In case you've forgotten, November was the month that a seaside caricature come-to-life beat a qualified, competent but unfortunately female opponent to the top seat in the most powerful country in the world.

Other reasons young people had to be cheerful included feeling like no one cared about them (12% agreed), a lack of control over their lives (28%), having a worse life than their parents (34%), never owning a house or having a steady job (42%) and a sense that it's harder now to get a job than it was a year ago (a whopping 50%).

However, what the survey failed to note is that none of those things are limited to young people. Those of us firmly over the hill feel exactly the same, but we can't even get a Young Person's Railcard to sweeten the pill. They don't know they're born. [BBC]

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