What makes young Germans tick

A recent SINUS survey conducted on behalf of the German Children and Youth Foundation, the Catholic Youth Federation, the Federal Center for Political Education and several other organizations reveals that the German youth of 2016 is hardly interested in provocative subcultures anymore, and prefers the mainstream instead.

The authors claim that “a majority of young people agree that at this particular time a common set of values such as freedom, enlightenment and tolerance should prevail, because it is the only way to guarantee the “good life” we have here in Germany”. The term “mainstream” is no longer perceived as negative, and many 14 to 17-year-olds prefer to be “like everybody else”.

According to this study, many German young people believe that an individual person, all by themselves, can hardly influence or accomplish anything anymore.

 

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