Monday, November 20, 2006

Young people in developed countries unhappy

A survey done by MTV International in 14 countries finds that young people in developed countries are unhappy about their lives. From Reuters:
Indians are the happiest overall and Japanese the most miserable.

According to an MTV Networks International (MTVNI) global survey that covered more than 5,400 young people in 14 countries, only 43 percent of the world's 16- to 34-year-olds say they are happy with their lives.

MTVNI said this figure was dragged down by young people in the developed world, including those in Britain and the United States where fewer than 30 percent of young people said they were happy with the way things were.

Only eight percent in Japan said they were happy.

Reasons for unhappiness across the developed world included a lack of optimism, concern over jobs and pressure to succeed.
It's a pity they did not do the survey in Singapore. It would be interesting to see if young people here are unhappy with their lives too.


Honky Tong said...

Young people in Sg are unhappy too because of rising GST.

Shy said...

I think if they did the survey in Singapore, it will reveal the same results. Rising costs of living, job opportunities, lack of freedom of speech etc would be the reasons.

Alvin said...

The only pple in Singapore that are happy are the elite and the gahmen.

dann said...

how to be happy in singapore when you have to keep on Paying And Paying.

Bengster said...

I also unhappy GST go up 7%!