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Young Australians hit hard by Covid pandemic, life satisfaction survey finds

Limited social interaction, financial pressure, health concerns and reduced work and study opportunities behind drop in life satisfaction

Young Australians aged 18 to 24 were hit hard by the pandemic, losing the most life satisfaction of any age group in the first two years of Covid, new analysis has found.

The Australian National University’s Covid-19 Impact Monitoring Survey measured life satisfaction on a scale of one to 10. Between April 2020 and April 2022, young Australians recorded an average life satisfaction of 6.3 – a drop of 0.50 points since January 2020, before Covid-19 was first recorded in the country.

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