A vast majority of young German people is worried about an increasing level of stress due to a digitised world. That’s the result of a representative YouGov survey on behalf of the Vodafone Institute. 76 percent of German youths expected an elevated level of stress as part of their future lives – the peak value in European comparison. Young people from Great Britain see more benefits than risks instead when it comes to a digitised world.
Questioning whether digitisation is creating or harming jobs or at least changing the nature of work doesn’t reveal a homogenous answer. A minority (10 to 18 percent) in all six examined countries is expecting the digitisation to create jobs, whereas 27 to 41 percent fear a negative impact on employment. 33 to 47 percent expect a general change in how work is done in the future. Young Italians and Spaniards are most feared of job losses as a result of digitisation.