Swiss youth pivot to the political right


Some sad news from TheLocal.ch:

A growing number of young people in Switzerland identify with the political right, according to a national survey.

Commissioned by the Federal Defence Department (VBS), the Young Adult Survey Switzerland (YASS), published this week, showed that 36 percent of young people in the country identified with the political right, up from 28 percent five years previously.

The figures, which refer to the period 2006 to 2011, showed that the number of young people in the political centre had also grown, from 31 percent to 36 percent, while those on the left had decreased from 41 percent to 28 percent during the five-year period.

Conducted every four years, the YASS aims to evaluate how young people’s values and views change over the years.

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