People aged 18 to 24 are the most pessimistic in the UK, with just one in seven thinking their age group has the most opportunity to move up in society, according to a poll.
Just 13% of 18- to 24-year-olds believe their generation will go on to enjoy the best standard of living, and 12% believe they will be better off financially than older generations.
The YouGov poll of more than 5,000 people was published on Tuesday to coincide with the launch of the government’s newly reformed Social Mobility Commission under the leadership of the new chair, Dame Martina Milburn.
Milburn said the findings revealed no progress from a similar poll in 2017. “Last year it revealed a divided ‘us and them’ society and deep pessimism among the young. This year there is little different, with widespread concern that things are getting worse.”