Generation Z: climate change the issue of our time

Climate change was the most cited issues facing the world, in a survey of more than 10,000 young people.

The survey, conducted for Amnesty International by Ipsos MORI, on behalf of Amnesty International, questioned people aged 18-25-year olds in 22 countries for the Future of Humanity survey. They were asked for their opinions on the current state of human rights in their country and the world, which issues they feel are most important and who they feel is responsible for addressing human rights abuses.

Respondents were asked to pick up to five issues from a list of 23 major issues facing the world. In total, 41 pe cent of respondents said climate change was one of the most important issues facing the world, making it the most cited globally, followed by 36 per cent who chose pollution and 31 per cent who selected terrorism.

Global warming was cited as one of the most important environmental issues facing the world (57 per cent), out of 10 environmental issues such as ocean pollution, air pollution and deforestation.

At a national level corruption was cited as one of the most important issues (36 per cent), followed by economic instability (26 per cent), pollution (26 per cent), income inequality (25 per cent), climate change (22 per cent) and violence against women (21 per cent).

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