Published: 29th Sep 2020

More than a third of young people believe their future goals now seem ‘impossible to achieve’, according to a new survey for the Prince’s Trust. The survey of 2,000 16 to 25-year olds found 36% of young people surveyed say they have ‘lost hope’ for the future. According to the research, more than half of young people (55%) say the coronavirus crisis has made them fearful for their future, while 46% say thinking about their future makes them feel ‘hopeless’. More than half (58%) of young people are ‘scared’ of being unemployed, while almost half (48%) of NEETs surveyed are worried they will ‘never get a job’. And 41% of young people believe their future goals will be ‘impossible to achieve’, with this rising to half (50%) of those surveyed from poorer backgrounds. A similar number (38%) feel they will ‘never succeed in life’, and this increases to almost half … (To read the full article, subscribe below)