The British Science Association (BSA) has released survey results today revealing almost nine in ten young people (14-to-18-year-olds) do not think scientists (89%) or politicians (92%) are talking to them when discussing COVID-19. The BSA warns the ongoing lockdown in the UK could have serious ramifications if young people feel left out or frustrated by the government’s failure to engage them in its guidance.
New survey results: Almost 9 in 10 young people feel scientists and politicians are leaving them out of the COVID-19 conversation
The research, conducted in collaboration with One Poll, using a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults and 1,000 14-to-18 year olds across the UK, revealed young people are putting their faith in their parents to provide them with accurate COVID-19 information. According to the data, young people trust their family (36%) more than they do scientists and over one in five (22%) want to hear more from their family about the virus. What’s more, young people are 80% more likely to trust close family to tell the truth about the virus than adults are (56% vs 31%). [Read More]