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Are young people less moral?

A survey of 3,655 adults, conducted by ComRes for the BBC, suggests that while 70 per cent agree it is important for people to have a moral framework, what they believe to be right or wrong differs greatly.

The results suggest that your age has more sway when it comes to defining your morality than your religion, gender, social grade or where you live.

Young people (16 to 34-year-olds) are more likely to struggle to identity right and wrong. This doesn’t mean that they are less moral, just that they struggle to articulate what that might look like.

Ruth Jackson spoke to various BBC radio stations about the survey. She explored whether a decline in religious belief among young people leads to a lack of moral framework and looked at how parenting and teaching has impacted Generation Z.

Listen to Ruth on BBC Radio Humberside here.

You can find out more about the results of the survey here.