How do young people live and experience their everyday lives? How do they perceive the historical and current conditions in Germany and in the world? What creates meaning for them? What life plans do they pursue? What role do mobility, sustainability and digital media play in their lives?
The Sinus Youth Study 2016 explores these and other questions empirically, and illustrates the diversity of perspectives on young people’s lives. It succeeds in doing this particularly vividly by allowing 14- to 17-year-olds to have their say in the form of numerous unfiltered quotes and creative self-testimonies. Another unique feature is that the young people provide photographic insights into their living environments and, for the first time, contribute their own questions as interviewers. The Sinus Youth Study thus gives the young generation a public voice that needs to be heard closely. After all, a look at young people is always a look at the future of a country.
Commissioned by: Office for Youth Pastoral Care of the German Bishops’ Conference (afj), Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ), Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS) and VDV Academy.