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Young People Facing the Future - 2008 Rankings for Selected Countries
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    The following tables were produced by the Fondation pour l'innovation politique, a French research foundation in 2008, from a survey conducted by Kairos Future, and published in the study "Young People Facing the Future". For additional information, please refer to the notes below the tables.


    Satisfaction scores about various aspects of young people’s lives
    Note: Overall country rank is in the first column. Total rank in the last column is cumulative, i.e., India ranks at the top, which means that it has the most satisfied young people.
    Table of Satisfaction scores about various aspects of young people’s lives, ranked by country
    Reading of the above table: Each cell in the table corresponds to a country’s ranking in the satisfaction percentage classification related to the particular aspect concerned: for example, young Indian respondents were ranked first in terms of overall satisfaction with their lives. The last column corresponds to the total of all positions occupied by each country in the ranking. In this table, the countries are ranked in ascending order according to their total score.

    Young people’s perception of the future
    Rank
    *
    Country My future looks bright
    *
    I am confident I will have
    a good job in the future
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    Denmark
    United States
    Sweden
    China
    Germany
    Spain
    France
    Japan
    60%
    54%
    49%
    43%
    36%
    32%
    26%
    5%
    60%
    60%
    43%
    56%
    34%
    36%
    27%
    9%


    Having the feeling of being in charge of one’s life
    Rank Country People in my country have the opportunity to choose their own lives
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    United States
    Denmark
    Sweden
    China
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Japan
    61%
    60%
    44%
    43%
    30%
    26%
    23%
    5%


    Having freedom and control over one’s own future
    Rank Country I have complete freedom and control over my own future
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    United States
    Denmark
    China
    Germany
    Sweden
    Spain
    France
    Japan
    61%
    60%
    44%
    43%
    30%
    26%
    23%
    5%

    Following is a statement from the study "Young People Facing the Future" by Fondation pour l’innovation politique.

    What aspirations are motivating today’s youth? How do they view family, employment, or society as a whole? As of what age is one considered “young”? At what age is one no longer young?

    In order to tackle these far-reaching issues, we are relying upon an international survey of 22,000 people conducted by Kairos Future Institute in partnership with the Fondation pour l’innovation politique: 1,000 young people aged 16 to 29, and 300 people aged 30 to 50, were interviewed in each of the 17 countries surveyed in Europe, Asia and in the United States.

    We have found that, far from being disengaged, today’s youth is sending strong messages to politicians. Autonomy, participation, balance, and a collective project—such are the imperatives that must guide any youth-oriented political action.

    NOTE: The table on this page is re-published from data provided by the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, Paris, France. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of youth satisfaction data contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about young people's attitudes should be addressed to the Foundation for Political Innovation.



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