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Insight of the Day: Gen Z’s Top 10 Social Causes & Issues Now

Here's a breakdown of the top social causes and issues that teens, young adults, and older Millennials are passionate about:

1. Mental Health Help/Care:

- Mental health remains the top concern across all age groups.

- Young people have made mental health a mainstream topic of conversation and are vocal about it.

- There's a growing acceptance and desire for open conversations about mental health.

- The debate around mental health days for students continues, with a significant number of students taking them.

2. Human and Female Reproductive Rights/Abortion (Young Adults):

- Young adults show particular passion for human and female reproductive rights, including abortion.

- Abortion and birth control have been prominent topics of conversation, especially following significant events like the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

- As many young adults will be participating in their first presidential election in 2024, abortion could become a major voting concern.

3. Human Rights (Teens):

- Human rights rank high among teens, along with other related issues like poverty, homelessness, and hunger.

- Teens are particularly passionate about addressing racism, ranking it highest on their list of social issues.

- Exposure to humanitarian crises and social issues through social media has heightened awareness and passion among teens.

Overall, there's a significant increase in young people's passion for social causes and issues, with mental health, human rights, and reproductive rights emerging as top concerns. Each age demographic has unique priorities reflecting their current life stages and the issues that impact them the most.

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