The ongoing epidemic may have taken the lives of countless innocent victims all around the globe, but it seems that the younger generation remains unfazed and undeterred as they persist in their jalan jalan escapades across Singapore.
Now, lest you’re wondering, I am not staging an unprovoked attack on the TikTok-obsessed generation, though my traditional mindset does encourage me to do so. No. Rather, the aforementioned notion is more of a recognition of things…
And proven true by statistics.
Survey Shows Younger People in S’pore Have Been Going Out More Often Than the Older Folks Since Phase 2
According to a recent online poll conducted by The Sunday Times, young people have been interacting more within groups each week in phase two of the reopening.
The survey of 1,000 people, which was carried out by online market research firm Milieu Insight, was done over the National Day long weekend.
A representative of the Singapore resident population aged 16 and above, the poll’s margin of error is said to have been at +/- 3 per cent, with a 95 per cent confidence level.
According to the survey, respondents between the ages of 16 and 34 were more likely to socialise with people (outside their household) for non-work purposes a couple of times a week, since the commencement of phase 2.
On the other hand, those aged 35 and above were more likely to socialise just once a week or once every few weeks with people outside their households.
In total, around 51 per cent of surveyees reported socialising with external parties once a week or more, while 14 per cent stated that they had not socialised with anyone after phase two began.
Those between the ages of 16 and 24 were also statistically more likely to hang out with more groups every week, with 40 per cent conceding that they met three to five groups a week.
Lest you’re unaware, the virus is believed to affect those of greater age more adversely as compared to the younger generation.
Which means that in a way, the social trend mirrors that of the actual health pattern here.
So just because an individual is young, does not mean that they’re invulnerable to the negative effects of the current epidemic.
As such, members of the younger generation should make sure to adopt all proper health protocols, especially since they seem to frequent the outdoors scenery much more often than their older-aged peers.
While socialisation plays a defining part in one’s growth process, one should also make sure to engage in it in a healthy context;
Because in the end, nothing is a worthy trade-off for good health.
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