Public attitudes towards the plight of and policies for younger people
Think tank: Bright Blue
Author(s): Bartek Staniszewski
October 2, 2023
This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at the current public attitudes concerning how younger people are and should be supported by government.
Younger people in this country are disillusioned with the Conservative Government. Only 1% of 18-24-year-olds in the UK intend to vote for the Conservatives in the next election, according to a recent YouGov poll. There has been much debate about whether this collapse in support for centre-right politics among younger adults in Britain is largely because of material or cultural reasons; whether the economic circumstances of younger adults – squeezed living standards and expensive housing – are more to blame for their turn away from the Conservative Party, or whether diverging cultural values are. This polling seeks to answer those questions and provides a snapshot into the current public attitudes concerning how younger people are and should be supported by government.