More than half of Turkey's young people, those between the ages of 15 and 24, say they are "happy," a new survey shows.
The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) released a survey on the youth population ahead of May 19, National Youth and Sports Day.
Figures in the survey compiled from 2015 and 2016 statistics show that youth constitute 16.3 percent of the population of Turkey, which is fast becoming an older country according to recent projections.
As for happiness, which may have been overshadowed by a string of terror attacks and a coup attempt in the past two years, young people, at least those between the ages of 18 and 24, say they are happy.
A life satisfaction survey shows 65.1 percent of youth declared their happiness in 2016, compared to 63.8 percent in 2015. Young women were happier compared to young men, the survey shows.
Good health is the primary source of happiness for young people. With 54.6 percent tying their bliss to their health, it even surpasses love and success.
Love, on the other hand, still counts among the main source of happiness between young women while young males value success more as their source of happiness, the survey shows.
TurkStat also looked into schooling ratio and said the net schooling ratio in higher education for young females increased from 41.1 percent to 42.6 percent, while it rose from 38 percent to 39.2 percent for young men.
The majority of working young men and women were those in the service sector, which was followed by the industrial sector and agriculture.
In terms of connectivity, four out of every five young people used the internet and males used it more, the figures show.
On relationships, the survey shows that young women are mostly in arranged marriages.
Figures for 2016 show 45 percent of young females joined arranged marriages, while for men, marriages were mostly based on their own decision, rather than a potential spouse they were introduced to by their parents.
Statistics also show 42.9 percent of young people would disregard the religious sect of their potential spouse.
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