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Global Youth Insights Survey
> Preliminary Report <
Phase 1 of the YouthSpeak campaign is nearing its deadline with the approaching
November 30th deadline for December 2014 output.
In this report you will find preliminary data of some of the top highlight questions of
the survey. This does not represent all the data, but a simple preview.
The survey will remain open until the official end date of the survey in March 2015 as
we prepare our data for key events and publications in May 2015 and onwards.
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Introduction
Date – September 22nd to November 17th 2014
Number of respondents – 16,500
Countries – Over 120 countries
85%
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are between the age of
18 to 25 years
Demographics
58%
Male 40%
Female
Top 15 countries
1. 
Poland 1507
9.  Greece 491
2.  Philippines 1197
10.  India 484
3.  Mexico 968
11.  Afghanistan 403
4.  Algeria 780
12.  Brazil 310
5.  Indonesia 664
13.  Botswana 302
6.  Morocco 660
14.  Pakistan 290
7.  Russia 611
15.  Colombia 277
8.  Bulgaria 597
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Demographics
65%
are undegraduate
or have a bachelor degree
Field of Study
Current Occupation
Business Administration 30%
Social Sciences 15%
Engineering 12%
Studying 63%
Studying & Working 21%
Working 12%
Seeking work 4%
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Work and Studies
75%
believe that their education is important
In alignment to their future goals
Satisfaction with university/college
experience in connection with future goals
12% Promoters 36% Passive 52% Detractors
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Work and Studies
16%
already are entrepreneurs and
30% plan to become one in the next 5 years
What is most important after
graduation?
Global opportunities 23%
Meaningful work 16%
Constant learning 13%
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Looking forward to 2020
86%
want to have a
leadership position
in the future
3
biggest career challenges
Building a professional network 40%
Access to new career opportunities 34%
Advancing education 33%
Top 5 skills to develop
1. Leadership 50%
2. New languages 48%
3. Critical thinking and problem solving 46%
4. Public Speaking / Presentation Skills 45%
5. Judgment and decision making 37%
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Looking forward to 2020
1°
support system
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Where would you find yourself working in 5 years?
1. Working in a multinational company 20%
2. Running my own business 19%
3. In an NGO or intern-governmental organization 15%
What motivates youth in the working environment
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3.
4.
5.
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Challenging work that keeps me learning 27%
Social impact 12%
Great colleagues and working environment 12%
I’m passionate about the industry 11%
Salary and financial compensation 10%
Working Environment
What keywords describe your ideal workplace?
Most chosen
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Less chosen
1. Creative 46%
1. Rigid 1,4%
2. Challenging 32%
2. Small 1,4%
3. Dynamic 32%
3. Theoretical 1,6%
4. Fun 31%
4. National 5,3%
5. Purposeful 30%
5. Inclusive 5,4%
Working Environment
Access to a decent education is
considered the most serious issue
in the world
1.
Access to a decent education 24%
7.
Food and water security 7%
2. Large scale conflicts and wars 12%
8. Government accountability and transparency 7%
3. Basic welfare and healthcare 11%
9. Freedom of discrimination and persecution 6%
4. Economic opportunities and employment 9%
10. Climate changes 5%
5. Destruction of natural resources 8%
11. Political freedom 2%
6. Equality and inclusion 8%
12. Loss of privacy and security due to technology 1%
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Global Issues
20%
are unsure about how to take action on
issues they care about.
For 54%, having a clear sense of what they
can achieve is the best way to believe in
being able to make a difference.
Best ways for youth to make the change happen
1. Promote better understanding of the issue 58%
2. Ensure broader youth representation 46%
3. Join an existing charity / NGO 43%
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Global Issues
For more information please contact
Gordon Ching, Global VP Digital Marketing, AIESEC
[email protected]
> youthspeak.aiesec.org <
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