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HT Youth Survey: Ranchi’s youngsters can’t sleep, over 70% from Delhi worried about looks

Amorous relationships also make the youth restless, especially in Ahmedabad, where 62.9% respondents termed it as a cause of anxiety.

Youth Survey 2017 Updated: Oct 10, 2017 12:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Respondents from Delhi, Hyderabad, Ranchi and Ahmedabad were the most worried about being gainfully employed after college or university.(Representative image)

They toss and turn in bed, examination and employment worries plaguing their minds. That’s Ranchi for you, where 91.5% survey respondents say they have trouble sleeping at night. Bhubaneswar, around 400 kilometres away, virtually doubles as the land of nod for 68.9% youngsters. In fact, youngsters from the Odisha capital don’t let anything – not even examinations – faze them.

Respondents at four cities – Delhi (73.5%), Hyderabad (68%), Ranchi (57.4%) and Ahmedabad (57.1%) – were the most worried about being gainfully employed after college or university. In this age of selfies, more than 70% respondents from Delhi and 67.7% from Chennai were found to be worried about their looks.

Although it’s widely believed that youngsters don’t care about their parents, almost half the respondents from Delhi seemed bothered by it. The national capital was closely followed by Chennai in this regard.

Amorous relationships also make the youth restless, especially in Ahmedabad, where 62.9% respondents termed it as a cause of anxiety. As many as 92.9% youngsters in Bengaluru and 91.8% in Kochi confessed to being in bitter fights with their partners.

So, how are these problems handled? Over 90% respondents in Kochi said their version of “chilling out” constituted everything from watching movies, listening to music and partying with friends to exercising and fiddling with smartphones. Youngsters in Pune and Bhubaneswar didn’t binge on movies, but certainly turned to music (94.5% and 93.4% respectively) during times of stress.

Among the 64.1% people who suffered exam-related anxiety, Ranchi clocked 90.2% followed by Pune at 83.6%, and Delhi and Mumbai at over 80%. Bhubaneswar again came up trumps, with 60% saying they rarely worry about tests.

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First Published: Oct 10, 2017 11:46 IST