“Racked” with anxieties about the post-Brexit world, the next generation of voters do not believe there is a single politician trustworthy enough to run the country, a landmark study of 16 to 18-year-olds has revealed.
According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, a long-running integrity and credibility survey, the majority of these teens feel helpless about their prospects – distrusting of the government and the British people to protect their future.
The group, labelled “Generation Angst”, narrowly missed out on voting in the EU Referendum. They believe they have been left a “poisoned legacy”, with more than a third (38%) claiming their standard of living will be worse than older generations.
The main findings of the survey show:
- Only 14% now feel confident about their future post-Brexit
- ‘None of the above’ ranked higher than all UK political leaders
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan most trusted to ‘do what is right’
- 6 in 10 are worried about the pace of change of social media
- Young people are more likely to consider experts believable
Source: The Huffington Post