Young people from Guadalajara are concerned about the economic situation of their families, they spend most of their free time on the Internet and consider that it is easy to access a drug; revealed the survey on Youth Welfare, prepared by Jalisco How We Are Going and Corporate Foundations.
The publication of the second part of the exercise addressed the issues of free time, home, family and health. Augusto Chacón Benavides, stressed that, due to the cultural idiosyncrasy of the people of Guadalajara, these components are elementary and commented that in the face of the current crisis, the family is appealed to as “shelter in the midst of the storm”.
The main family problems they identified are related to insufficient income. For young people from the lower social strata, the biggest problem is due to income and employment status, unemployment or lack of opportunities. In the high social stratum, the biggest family problem is lack of communication. Overall, nine out of 10 respondents said they are satisfied with their family life.
It stands out that 86% of young people commented that they were “somewhat or very satisfied” with their home. Satisfaction is higher in those who live in residential areas or intra-urban subdivisions, and lower in traditional neighborhoods. Of the young people surveyed, just over half live with their mother, father or both. Two out of 10 live with relatives and another two out of 10 live with their partner.
In terms of free time, the survey reports that seven out of 10 young people are very or somewhat satisfied. The activities they carry out the most are listening to music or digital content, watching videos, television, talking or meeting with family and friends.
People between 15 and 19 years old are the ones who use the Internet the most. The older they are, the more they say they use the Internet for educational matters or for information. They referred to the work or professional function of social networks with their use for advertising and economic benefit.
In terms of health, seven out of ten young people said that it is quite easy to get drugs. Regarding the frequency of consumption of alcoholic beverages, 36.4% indicated that they never consume them; 35.2% consume them at social events. One in 10 young people reported that they consume them once or twice a week. Overall, of the youth surveyed, nine out of 10 are satisfied with their health.
David Pérez Rulfo, director of the Foundations Corporation, stressed that the survey provides tools to analyze this age group and address problems such as the wide inequality that exists among young people according to their social strata.
1,200 people participated in the exercise, distributed in 113 neighborhoods by strata; in the municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga and El Salto. The universe of study was the young population from 15 to 29 years old. The survey was carried out from September 4 to 22, 2021.
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