Lack of Affordable Homes Tops Worry List for Young People in Scotland

Nearly 60% of 11 to 25 year olds surveyed by Young Scot said lack of affordable housing and the climate emergency are the main issues worrying them about their future.

Over 2,000 respondents took part Young Scot’s BIG Survey which ran from September to January looking into what young people think about life in Scotland, their worries and the issues that mean the most to them.

Surveyed across all local authorities in Scotland the young people also reported that education (60%), climate change (42%) and lack of affordable housing (39%) were most important for young people in Scotland right now.

The research also gives insight into young people’s thoughts on wellbeing, social media, health and AI with almost half (48%) of respondents already using AI and only half (54%) reporting concerns about their personal information and privacy when using the technology.