Mobile survey tracks SA youth worries
MOBILE| Feb. 13, 2012, 1:41 p.m.
A new mobile-based survey has found that most South African youths feel optimistic about the future.
The survey, the Youth Hope Index, polled SA youths using mobile survey tools by Pondering Panda.
Pondering Panda uses mobile technology to conduct its research, citing the facts that mobile is always on and extends into even rural areas as advantages to this form of survey.
For research among young people, Pondering Panda says mobile is more effective since young people are more active on mobile devices and enjoy answering questions on their phones.
The SA Youth Hope survey, conducted among over 37 000 youths, found that 54% of youths thought the country would be better in 10 years’ time. Among their main worries over the next 10 years were crime (27%), unemployment (21%), climate change (14%), drugs (9%), corruption (8%), politics (6%) and poverty (6%)
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