A higher proportion of young people aged 18-24 receive scholarships than the general population.
A Khayabus study conducted by Ipsos in late 2021 also showed that 32% of those were aged 18-24 unemployed, compared to 26% of all adult South Africans.
A total of 3,600 interviews were conducted with adult South Africans from the last week of November to the end of December 2021.
The study showed that 37% of young People between the ages of 18 and 24 received a government scholarship, while 33% of all adults received a government scholarship.
However, the opinions expressed by young people and adult South Africans almost mirrored opinions on politics, political parties and elections in SA Eye level.
The study showed that 43% of 18-24 year olds agreed that elections express the will of the people, and almost the same percentage (44%) of all adult South Africans agreed
The same applies to the statement that “there is no political party in the country that expresses my opinion view”, where 37% of 19-24 year olds agreed with the statement and 36% of all adults South Africans agreed.
Ipsos said while these numbers look fairly similar, it is a concern that less than half of South Africans across all adult age groups agree with this opinion.
The research firm said it shows the phenomenon that has been developing in recent years that voters are becoming increasingly disillusioned with political parties and politicians Local elections last year.”
The study also showed that young people (18-24) are definitely well connected, with 98% having access to a mobile phone, although not always a smartphone.
In addition, a remarkable t high proportion (92%) of young people aged 18-24 also reported having access to the internet, although many of them do not have access at home, work or an educational institution
The study found that most have access on their mobile phones.
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