A recent study by Telefónica of the so-called “millennium generation” revealed that optimism is a most common characteristic of the young Brazilians, who are confident and positive about their future. Moreover, 87% of them stated they were satisfied with their lives.
The study suggested that the Brazilian youth seems happy with their overall achievements in life but continue to focus on the goals of launching a successful career and opening their own business. Reportedly, 94% of them considered themselves to be optimists, of which 61% said they were very optimistic and 33% said they were quite optimistic.
For 76% of young Brazilians, the best years for Brazil are yet to come; however, this doesn’t mean they are not critical of the current situation in the country. According to the study, corruption and poor education were the two factors that worry the young people the most.
Corruption was stated to be the main problem in the country and in the world by 46% of respondents, and 83% said it was the biggest embarrassment for Brazil. Other issues that worried the youth included social inequality (59%), inflation (56%) and political leadership (49%).
When it comes to education, 75% of young Brazilians were unhappy with the quality of it. This result is above the average 57% in South America. The respondents believed that the three main aspects that need to change are access to technology (72%), the teaching quality (70%) and making the studies more universal (68%).
A majority of young Brazilians were excited about a possible career abroad (77%) in order to gain a new perspective of the world (60%) and learn about different cultures (54%).
The study featured results of surveying 6,700 young people between the age of 18 and 30, from 18 countries in South America, the United States and Europe.