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Youth Barometer. Articles and stories.

The next generation. Insights into their lifestyle, opinions, and attitudes.


2020 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: Turbulent political situation is leaving its mark – COVID-19 measures largely regarded as positive

The topics discussed in the media and by politicians in recent months matter to the younger generation: Sustainability and equality are now seen by them as key issues. Young people have developed a new political awareness and want clear solutions. However, they are not calling for a revolution. Current uncertainties around the world – from the coronavirus crisis to concerns about poverty in old age – are causing young people to become more cautious.

Youth Barometer 2020: Chatting and streaming is «in», drugs are «out»

Young people vary in many respects, but they are surprisingly united on what's "in" and what's "out": Platforms such as WhatsApp, YouTube, and Netflix are cool, while drug-taking and smoking are passé. Young people value a materially cautious, healthy lifestyle.

Youth Barometer 2020: Equality, sustainability and social media

More and more young people are becoming politically engaged on the issues that matter most to them – in particular equality and the environment. They are using social media as a catalyst for change, although this brings its own problems.

Youth Barometer 2020: the new Coronavirus unsettles young people worldwide

Although few young people fall into the COVID-19 risk group, they are still very worried about the situation. However, the impact the pandemic is having on their lives varies greatly from country to country – especially with regard to their list of top concerns, trust in government, the future of e-commerce, and solidarity with their fellow citizens.

Impact of coronavirus on workplace

2020 is likely to go down in history as a pivotal year for the 21st century. The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to redefine many of our activities, not least the traditional office workplace.

Coronavirus outbreak and the evolution of an economic crisis.

In December 2019, the first cases of infection from a novel coronavirus were treated in Wuhan, China. The race to contain the spread began, eventually leading to global lockdowns, business closures, and financial market turmoil.

"Everyone is called upon to preserve the militia system."

Andreas Müller from the Swiss Association of Municipalities discusses the Year of Militia Service and how to encourage social commitment.

Switzerland's doing fine

The Swiss rate their national and personal economic situation positively.

The reform backlog

Voter priorities are clear and their impatience is mounting: They want answers and results.

The collapse of confidence

Confidence in Switzerland's institutions is dropping rapidly. In one notable exception, the police have captured the top spot.
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