Future Trends and Statistics in Social Activism
Many young adults are virtually supporting causes that they feel strongly about. They even think differently and more seriously about certain issues with their family and friends. They even take real life actions in such a way that organizations and companies do not pay attention to.
The Participation of Social Activists
More so, social activism is mainly seen among young adults. These young and social activists even take their time and serious effort to donate time, to donate money, to participate in meetings or rallies, and to participate in different fundraising activities and to support or boycott businesses. They also take their initiatives in participating on mobile texting and subscribing to online feeds and news. Apparently, they voluntarily organize and lead such different group events to make changes in the present society. One more thing is that they write, call or email their representatives.
Furthermore, much has been seen about the many young adult social activists at the present. It is by far estimated that seven out of ten American young adults are considered as social activists. It dramatically increased from thirty-eight percent in 2010 to seventy-three percent in 2011.
Apart from it, one in two basically donates time in supporting what he strongly cares about. One in three of these young adults supports or boycotts a particular business based on the things that she or he is concerned. One in five young adults participates in meeting and rally.
In addition, three out of five young activists are females. This may strongly be attributed to being emotional and sensitive as they are aware and take initial actions about certain social issues. What’s even more surprising is that three out of five activists mainly come from the workforce sector and are all educated. This only means that they know more about their rights as human beings.
On the other hand, young adults in America are normally concerned about eight big issues. One of the first things they are aptly concerned about is the quality education with eighty-eight percent. Second, they care about cancer and the third is the access to good and quality education. Both of these issues gained a percentage score of eighty percent. The fourth issue is literacy; the fifth one is obesity; and the sixth issue is access to healthcare; the seventh issue is on energy conservation. All of which garnered a percentage score of seventy-five percent. As for the eighth issue, young adults are more concerned on the freedom of speech with seventy-four percent.
In effect, these young activists even reward those organizations who involved in the causes that they strongly care about. Four out of five activists are more likely to support or purchase a certain company. Three out of four activists think or praise a company that merely supports such a social cause.
Other than that, three out of four social activists would seek jobs from a company that voluntarily supports a particular social cause. Apart from it, they also want companies to further take initial action in creating economic value for the society in regard with addressing their needs and demands.