27.1% of those surveyed are distressed by the anxiety that the future generates, and 26.5% by the ravages of depression
Young people from Madrid are pessimistic about their future, especially when talking about access to housing and help for employment. This is clear from a survey carried out by Sigma Dos for EL MUNDO, in which it is concluded that a 71,1% demands from public administrations a greater commitment in their labor policies and a 60.2% higher priority regarding being able to rent or buy a house.
In both sections, women are the ones who have the most doubts regarding their future, exceeding in more than 13 points to men: 76.3% of those surveyed (by 63.8% of men) demand more attention in the workplace, while 66% (compared to 52.2%) focus on housing.
Less concern are raised by topics such as the expansion of training (22.3%), the prevention of addictions (13.9%), promoting culture (7.8%) Osports (6.6%) or, to a much lesser extent, the promotion of volunteering (1.2%).
The survey has been carried out on people between 18 and 30 years old living in Madrid. In it, 60.2% are blunt and think that, after the emergence of Covid, their professional future has become “more complicated, with fewer opportunities and worse wages”, by 31.9% who see this post-pandemic scenario as “a good opportunity”.
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In this regard, it is worth noting how women see a darker future than men, being 71.1% of those consulted negative When it comes to thinking that luck will smile on them when talking about their jobs tomorrow, by 44.9% of men.
Likewise, this survey also reveals that a 39,8% of the young people consulted trust, when preparing for the future, in professional training. A percentage that doubles both those who support university degrees (19.3%) and those who opt for masters and specialized courses (18.1%).
In the section titled “How do you look when you are an adult?“The majority (51.8% of those surveyed) are clear that they are employed by others. Less than half aspire to be civil servants, 25.3%, while 19.9% have ambitions to become entrepreneurs or businessmen, founding his own companies. Residual is 3% of those who dream of being artists. It is surprising, in this last profession, that not a single male consulted has chosen the role of artist, leaving one of the two 0% of the entire poll in your locker.
The other is found in the question “How prepared do you feel to adapt professionally to the new technological environment?“In it, those from Madrid between 18 and 24 years old answer with another 0% when they feel” very unprepared. “Or what is the same, today’s young people are digital natives and feel more than adequate facing digital jobs and professions.
For this reason, 61.4% surveyed admit to being between “very prepared” and “quite prepared”. 27.1% are not so strong in this matter who assume they are “moderately prepared”, as well as 7.2% who consider themselves “poorly prepared”.
Anxiety and depression
In another order of issues, in this survey there is also room for mental health and the concerns of young people in this regard. Thus, 27.1% are distressed by the anxiety that the future generates and 26.5% from the ravages of the depression. They are also concerned, although to a lesser extent, by addiction problems (15.1%), issues related to physical self-esteem -bulimia, anorexia …- (14.5%) or socialization problems (12%).
On social diversity and tolerance with minority groups, such as LGBTI, immigrants or religious groups, 52.4% of those surveyed consider that young people are more tolerant than adults, by 20.5% who think just the opposite.
Population: People between 18 and 30 years old residing in Madrid. Technique: Through the Sigma Dos Panel by Trust Survey. Mixed telephone methodology (CATI) / online (CAWI) / RRSS. Sample: 400 interviews. Sample selection: In the telephone interview through random household selection and application of gender and age quotas in the selection of the last unit. In the case of the panel, proportional allocation by sex and age group has been applied. The distribution of the sample has been proportional by autonomous community in both samples. Margin of error: 5% for a confidence level of 95.5%, and in the assumption of variables with two equally distributed categories. Date of fieldwork: November 22 and 23, 2021. Realization: Sigma Dos. Address: Jos Luis Rojo Gil.
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