Young People See Hope for Future
Kenya was the most optimistic country followed by China and Brazil. In Kenya, nearly all surveyed youth thought that their future living conditions would be better. Many researchers attribute the high level of optimism among young people in Kenya to the majority they hold in day to day life. In Kenya, people under 35 make up about 80 percent of the population.
Germany, the United Kingdom, and France ranked towards the bottom. Only around a quarter of German adults felt that their future living conditions would become better.
This chart shows the share of young people who think their future living conditions will be better by select countries.