WNOL reveals what the millennials want and it is not a return to normality

Boris Johnson announced that an easing of the lockdown will happen next Monday. He will set out his exit strategy at the weekend.

His plan for the ‘second phase’ to fight against the coronavirus will be televised on Sunday, where more information of an easing of the lockdown will be explained.

The UK has been in lockdown since 23rd March and is now in the middle of the seventh week. While other countries such as France will see some businesses opening back on the 11th May, the British position remains uncertain.

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson from Flickr.com

Approaching the easing of the lockdown, we created a poll to find out how many people wish to return to what we used to know and call it a normal life, or whether they would rather keep some elements of the lockdown.

We, therefore, conducted the same poll on two different platforms, Twitter and Instagram.

Twitter Results. Graph by Sam Tabahriti
Instagram Results. Graph by Sam Tabahriti

Results show a large desire to keep some elements of the lockdown.

To find out more in regards to why they would wish to keep some of the elements, we conducted a survey and targeted a rather young adult audience, whom most are students in their first or second year of university.

The survey showed that 87.8% are aged between 17-24 and most responders were women (87.8%).

To the question: “how do you feel about the future?”, most of the answers were about uncertainty and worries about what will happen next.

Unsurprisingly, every single response to: “What is the first thing you want to do once lockdown is lifted?”, was going out to meet friends and socialise as we normally do.

Photograph by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Students show optimism about the nearest future, where 41.5% of the responses show they are confident to find a new job in the next three months, 22% in the next six months, 17.1% in the next 9 months, however, 19.5% responded they may find a job in the next 12 months.

Queues in supermarkets have become a socialising way to meet new people and have a laugh with others than the people you live with, giving you a good escape moment.

The survey responses show that many people actually enjoyed the queuing system put into place and would like to keep a similar system.

Image source: Chris Spiegl on Unsplash

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