By: Agence France-Presse
Young folks’s trust in key figures similar to politicians and religious leaders has fallen sharply over the previous 5 years however they continue to be largely comfortable, a world examine mentioned Thursday.
Viacom, the US media firm behind youth-oriented channels similar to MTV and Nickelodeon in addition to Hollywood studio Paramount, surveyed 28,600 folks on-line in 30 main international locations about a variety of views.
In a time of turbulent politics and religious battle, simply 9 p.c of respondents described themselves as trustful of religious leaders and a mere two p.c mentioned the identical of their international locations’ politicians.
Since the final survey in 2012, trust for religious leaders has tumbled 33 proportion factors and the determine for politicians fell 25 factors amongst folks age 30 and youthful in the 27 international locations that have been polled each years.
Views, nonetheless, various sharply amongst international locations, with trust in religious leaders reaching a excessive of 32 p.c in Nigeria.
Trust additionally slipped for medical doctors, lecturers and even pals, with folks in each nation figuring out their moms as probably the most trusted.
But the Viacom survey, dubbed “The Next Normal: The Rise of Resilience,” discovered that the proportion of individuals who mentioned they have been comfortable total was nearly unchanged at 76 p.c.
“The overwhelming theme that’s come out of this is that the human is a very resilient animal,” mentioned Christian Kurz, Viacom’s senior vice chairman for international client insights.
Asked to outline happiness, most individuals in each 2012 and 2017 pointed to spending time with household and pals.
But subsequent in significance in 2017 — particularly in developed international locations — was guaranteeing time for trip and delight, whereas in 2012 extra folks centered on cash.
Kurz mentioned he sensed a shift in attitudes in the wake of the worldwide financial disaster, with many individuals feeling powerless.
“If you don’t really have a choice, then you focus on the things that you do have control over — and the people you spend time with, you have control over,” Kurz mentioned.
“What we’re seeing now is that that’s becoming even more important,” he mentioned.
Coming from the mum or dad firm of MTV, the survey additionally provided quirky insights on music tradition.
The examine discovered that three-quarters of Indians mentioned they often danced alone in their rooms to music, whereas the Japanese got here in final with 27 p.c admitting to solitary strikes.(AFP)