Worrying Times: YWT Annual Survey 2017

Last year we published No Country for Young Women, the findings from our 2016 annual survey. Sadly, our 2017 annual survey, Worrying Times, based on our annual Populus Data Solutions poll of more than 4,000 18-30 year-olds in England and Wales, shows that life has not improved for many young people and for a considerable number, especially those already struggling, it has got worse. 


The Facts

worried for futureOur survey showed that:

  • Life has not improved for many young people, and for some, it has gotten worse
  • One million young people are facing dire financial problems
  • Many young people are unable to move on with their lives and are facing a loss of confidence, anxiety and worsening mental health worries
  • Young women are consistently more likely than young men to encounter money problems, workplace discrimination, health problems, worries about the future and low confidence

45percent mental health


Download the report here