said they identify as activists.
(Activism US + UK, VICE Voices 2018)
While older generations have long debated over the relative effectiveness of online activism and on-the-ground organizing, our Gen Z respondents appeared to view them as two sides of the same coin.
A majority said that, in the next 10 years, they plan to use both offline and online activism to fight for issues they believe in. 80% said they will join organizations that fight for the issues they care about
79% said they will attend protests and rallies
70% said they will use social media to voice concerns and create change
IIn regards to climate change, they showed an extreme level of pessimism. Nearly half predicted that by 2030, their government will have put these mitigators in place: local emissions goals for cities and towns, mandated decreases in personal energy usage, large-scale plastic recycling and re-use efforts, increased water conversation, and stricter sustainability thresholds for companies. But even more respondents predicted that by then, climate change’s consequences will already be much worse—to a level of catastrophe far more severe than even cynical predictions by climate scientists.
79% predicted that natural disasters will occur with extreme frequency
73% predicted that some countries will have run out of water
66% predicted that coral reefs will be permanently destroyed
60% predicted that ice caps will be permanently melted
52% predicted one or more major cities will be underwater
48% predicted that climate change will start a new world war
said they want to get involved in politics.
(Future Census US + UK, Vice Voices 2018)
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