Young people as diligent about Covid measures as older peers, survey finds

Global poll calls into question stereotype of feckless youth driving up infection rates

Young people are as diligent about coronavirus hygiene routines as their older peers but also more stressed out by the pandemic and willing to give up a higher percentage of their income to stop it, according to a global survey that calls into question the stereotype of feckless youth driving up infection rates.

A new survey, which polled the pandemic behaviour of nearly 12,000 respondents from more than 130 countries, found that 18-25-year-olds were only marginally less likely to take regular measures to protect themselves than those aged 45 or older.

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