The Ministry of Social Affairs wants to make child and youth welfare sustainable. To get an idea of the mood, young people and young adults in the country were surveyed - the study is the basis of political action.
Dresden (dpa / sn) - According to a recent study, most young people in Saxony assess their own living situation positively. However, the majority did not feel sufficiently taken into account during the corona pandemic and would have liked more support from politicians, as the Ministry of Social Affairs in Dresden announced on Thursday as the client of the analysis. At the same time, 67 percent and especially young people with a low level of education feared that the pandemic would significantly worsen their career opportunities.
According to the study, young people in villages and small towns are less satisfied with leisure opportunities (50 percent) than their peers in big cities (71 percent). 14 percent of those surveyed in rural areas complain about a lack of youth centers and clubs, but only 7 percent of city dwellers. Almost one in five (18 percent) would like a greater variety of attractive leisure activities close to home, one in ten would like more public sports facilities and playgrounds and 8 percent more youth centers and meeting places. The desires are stronger in rural areas than in big cities, and better transport connections are twice as often requested there.
For the study "How do young people in Saxony tick?" 1720 young people between the ages of 14 and 21 were surveyed in February 2022 by the research institute Kantar Public. They want self-realization, want to enjoy life, good friends, family and trusting partnership, but also a secure job are important to them.
Half would give up certain things in life in order to live more sustainably and healthily. About every second wants to stay in the region after school, almost a fifth come back after training or studies. Most are positive about the future and see good opportunities for themselves - but the chances of their generation as a whole are viewed more pessimistically.