Are Belgian Youth Exceptionally Materialistic?

A recent survey of about 1,762 Belgian youth between the ages of 12-24 revealed the type of information all such surveys generally report in modern times– youth are pampered and materialistic. The poll did highlight contemporary youth spend a great deal of time on the Internet, and, in the case of Belgian young people that is a daily occurence for 86%. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of Belgian young people obtain information about the world from the Internet rather than from print media. About 87% own a computer and 67% have a lap top while 47% own a game console.

Like most youth in the past as well as in the present, the majority want to own a home, get married and have children and live the good life. Youth has always been criticized by the adult world for some sort of misbehavior. Of course, the adults making the charges are the former adolescents

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