The 10 most crit­i­cal problems in the world, ac­cord­ing to mil­len­ni­als

The Miracle - - Environment -

By:Tanza Louden­back

In one sur­vey, WEF asked re­spon­dents to name the three most se­ri­ous is­sues af­fect­ing the world to­day. For the sec­ond year in a row, mil­len­ni­als are most con­cerned by cli­mate change, fol­lowed by large-scale wars and re­li­gious con­flicts. When asked who should be trusted to fix the is­sues plagu­ing the world, mil­len­ni­als said the re­spon­si­bil­ity be­longs to in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions and them­selves. Be­low are the top-10 most con­cern­ing world is­sues, ac­cord­ing to mil­len­ni­als.

10. Lack of eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity and un­em­ploy­ment (14.2%)

About 22% of mil­len­ni­als in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa are con­cerned with un­em­ploy­ment and the lack of eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity in the world com­pared to just 8.3% of Eurasians.

9. Food and water se­cu­rity (15.1%)

North Amer­i­can mil­len­ni­als (27.3%) are most con­cerned by the global lack of food and water, fol­lowed by 21.5% of mil­len­ni­als in Europe and 11% in both Latin Amer­ica/ the Caribbean and Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa.

8. Lack of po­lit­i­cal free­dom and po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity (15.5%)

About 19% of mil­len­ni­als in East Asia/the Pa­cific are both­ered by the lack of po­lit­i­cal free­dom and sta­bil­ity in the world, fol­lowed by 18.9% of mil­len­ni­als in Eura­sia.

7. Lack of ed­u­ca­tion (16.5%)

North Amer­i­can mil­len­ni­als (21.8%) are most con­cerned with lack of ed­u­ca­tion around the world, fol­lowed by an equal per­cent­age (19.7%) of mil­len­ni­als in Europe and Eura­sia. Mean­while, just 7% of mil­len­ni­als in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa are con­cerned with a lack of ed­u­ca­tion.

6. Safety, se­cu­rity, and well be­ing (18.1%)

Mil­len­ni­als in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa (24.6%) and the Mid­dle East/North Africa (23.4%) are most con­cerned with safety and well be­ing around the world, while mil­len­ni­als in Latin Amer­ica/the Caribbean are least con­cerned (12.8%).

5. Govern­ment ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency, and cor­rup­tion (21.7%)

About 32% of mil­len­ni­als in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa are con­cerned with world govern­ment is­sues, the high­est of the sub-re­gions, fol­lowed by Latin Amer­ica/the Caribbean (27%) and the Mid­dle East/North Africa (23.2%).

4. Poverty (31.1%)

Latin Amer­i­can and Caribbean mil­len­ni­als are most con­cerned with poverty (40.4%), fol­lowed by mil­len­ni­als in North Amer­ica (33.9%) and Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa (33.6%).

3. Re­li­gious con­flicts (33.8%)

Many of the world’s mil­len­ni­als are largely con­cerned with re­li­gious con­flicts, mostly in the Mid­dle East/North Africa (45.1%), South Asia (44.1%), Eura­sia (41.8%), and Europe (38.8%).

2. Large scale con­flict and wars (38.5%)

Ac­cord­ing to the WEF sur­vey, mil­len­ni­als in Eura­sia (54.3%) and the Mid­dle East/North Africa (50.3%) are most con­cerned with global con­flict.

1. Cli­mate change and de­struc­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources (45.2%)

Mil­len­ni­als in Latin Amer­ica/Caribbean (51.8%) and South Asia (49.3%) are most con­cerned with global warm­ing and cli­mate change.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.