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HT Youth Survey: Women are more charitable, but more men donate blood

In HT Youth Survey 2017, do men and women differ when it comes caring for the environment or those around them?

youth-survey Updated: Oct 14, 2017 13:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
More women donate to charity than men, finds the HT Youth Survey 2017.
More women donate to charity than men, finds the HT Youth Survey 2017. (Shutterstock)

Who would be more likely to do charity? According to the Hindustan Times Youth Survey 2017, among women, 23.6% say they make it a point to donate books and clothes regularly as compared to 19.5% men.

While more men (19.3%) than women (17.3) say they have donated blood, 20.2% women again are at the forefront in cleanliness drives. The number of men who said they participated in such initiatives was 19.4%.

There’s not much of a difference between women and men when it comes to awareness of environmental concepts, 33.1% women have more knowledge of eco-friendly products, compared to 30.2% men. More women (26.8%) than men (24.6%) are concerned about the greenhouse effect.

Taking the mean from responses, (below 3: Disagree; 3.1 to 4: Agree and 4.1 to 5: Strongly agree) the survey says more women (3.8) use plastic bags than men (3.7). They are also more likely to encourage segregation of dry and wet waste at home.

Both men and women say they will buy eco-friendly products even if these are more expensive than similar products.

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Survey Methodology: India Youth Survey 2017 was carried out by MaRS Monitoring and Research Systems in 16 state capitals and major towns in India- Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Chandigarh in the north, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi in the East, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Indore in the West, and Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi in the South.

Target respondents were both male and female from age groups 18-21 years and 22-25 years, belonging to households with durable ownership of CTV, Refrigerator and at least two of: Car, Two Wheeler, Home computer/laptop, Air Conditioner and Washing machine. The respondent was either currently a student of undergraduate or above or employed with education graduate or above. Additionally the respondent was a regular user of internet on the smart phone and member of a social networking site. Total sample size was 5700, equally divided among men and women and the two age groups. Survey was carried out from July 10 to July 31, 2017.

First Published: Oct 14, 2017 13:37 IST

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