Survey Shows Overpopulation A Concern For Young Women
A survey of British women between the ages of 18 and 35 has highlighted overpopulation as a major concern, and a deterrent to having a first or additional child.
The poll, conducted by Whitestone Insight, showed that the majority of young women surveyed (88 per cent aged 18 to 24 and 49 per cent aged 25 to 35) do not yet have children. Over 80 per cent of them, however, indicated that they would, ideally, like a child (or additional child), but that overpopulation, as well as economic factors, were of concern.
As reported in the UK’s Daily Mail, out of the 1,502 young women surveyed, 59 per cent expressed worry over human overpopulation. Economic concerns, such as housing, childcare and lifestyle costs were also concerns for prospective mothers.
The poll was commissioned by UK Conservative MP Miriam Cates for the New Social Covenant Unit, an initiative focused on promoting public policies that strengthen families and communities.
Despite the clear connection between human overpopulation and climate change, Cates appeared in favour of further population growth, warning that Britain faces a “birth rate crisis” which “will have serious economic and social consequences if not addressed”.
Also commenting on the survey, Andy Cook, chief executive of the Centre for Social Justice, said: “Baby bust means Britain bust – looking to the future, this will create economic and social problems no government or public services will have the resources to fix.”
Submitted by Friends of Retha