Younger Norwegians are struggling more than older ones during the pandemic, survey shows

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Most Norwegians believe that older people struggle more than younger people during the corona pandemic, but the truth is completely different, according to recent figures from the Norwegian Corona Monitor.

In the survey conducted by Opinion, only 3% of those over 60 answered that things are going worse now than before the pandemic. 

Among people under the age of 30, on the other hand, 15% answered that things are going worse now than before the pandemic.

The figures also show that there are more young people who have had a bad time recently, 5% more than the average through the pandemic. 

For the elderly, the latest figures are identical to the average.

Different perception

The perception among most people, however, is different. 

The survey, in which 8,729 Norwegians participated, shows that 48% believe that the elderly are currently feeling unwell, while 21% think they are fine. 

“Every second Norwegian thinks that the elderly are feeling bad at the moment, while one in three thinks the same about younger Norwegians. 

“Nevertheless, the younger ones, more than the older ones, have probably had their lives turned upside down during the pandemic,” senior adviser Nora Clausen in Opinion noted in a press release.

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