Essential Report

Opportunities for young people

Apr 19, 2016

Q. Do you think those under 35 have more opportunities, fewer opportunities or much the same opportunities open to them as previous generations?

  Total

 

  Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Have more opportunities 36% 36% 36% 34% 35% 40%
Have fewer opportunities 30% 31% 30% 34% 25% 32%
Have much the same opportunities 21% 22% 19% 17% 24% 22%
Don’t know 13% 11% 15% 15% 16% 6%

 36% think that younger people have more opportunities than the previous generations, 30% think they have fewer opportunities and 21% think they have much the same opportunities.

Those aged under 35 are evenly divided over whether they have more or fewer opportunities. Those aged over 55 are more likely to think they have more opportunities.

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