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10% of young people expressed no hope for the future, but 8% were looking forward to future jobs and another 7% passing exams / going to university. Boys were most likely to express no future hope; girls were more focussed on universities than boys, but boys were twice as likely to express a future job as their main hope.
Overall young people’s hopes were often short-term rather than long-term, with many people expressing their hope as simply being an end to Covid or things going back to normal or being able to go back to places.
16% of adults and 8% of young people hoped for personal happiness, health or self-improvement, with girls more focussed on personal happiness than boys.
9% of adults but only 0.3% of young people main hope was ‘world peace’ … though we guess that figure would be far higher now!
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