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Insight of the Week: One in Seven in Gen Z Have Protested to Make a Difference

Insight of the Week: One in Seven in Gen Z Have Protested to Make a Difference
Insight of the Week
12/03/2021
Tove Malmqvist

One in Seven in Gen Z Have Protested to Make a Difference​

Protested Publicly to Make a Difference on Issues
By Generation, Average of 27 Countries, 2020

Issues engagement and demographics both suggest that we are increasingly moving into an age of activism, where younger generations are more likely to use their voices to affect change. Fifteen percent of those belonging to Gen Z say they have protested publicly at events and rallies in the past year to make a difference on an economic, environmental, social, or political issue that they care about. People in Africa and Latin America, both continents with relatively more youthful populations, are more likely to say they have attended a protest than those living in other regions.

Notes:

  • Question wording: In the past year, have you done any of the following to make a difference on an economic, environmental, social or political issue that you care about? Please select all that apply.
  • Data sourceGlobeScan Radar, our 27-country, 27,000-person public opinion study on views of business, government and NGOs, issues tracking, and shifting societal expectations.

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