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Kami menyusun maklumat di Internet bagi penyelidikan, fakta dan statistik kerana kami berpendapat pengundi belia berminat untuk mengetahui lanjut tentang mereka (18-35 tahun). Kami juga menyediakan data hasil daripada kajian yang dijalankan bersama firma bebas Merdeka Center. Teruskan melayari URL ini untuk data terkini mengenai belia Malaysia.

We are combing the internet for research, facts, and stats that we think us youth voters would be interested to know about ourselves (18-35 years old). We also have data of our own, from a youth survey we recently conducted with independent opinion research firm Merdeka Center.

Keep checking back for more data on and for Malaysian youths.

Survey on Youth Perception of Economy, Leadership and Current Issues 2017




  • The survey was carried out via phone in August with a sample size of 604 Semenanjung (West) Malaysians ranging in ages from 21 to 30.


  • Internet penetration for their sample was 98% 
  • One in four W. Malaysian youths polled believe voting doesn't make a difference. 
  • Only 32% of W. Malaysian youths feel that Malaysia is headed in the right direction. 
  • Top concerns of W. Malaysian youths: rising cost of living, inflation, corruption.
  • Only 30% claimed to be interested in politics 
  • 12% frequently discuss politics with their family, and 63% a couple of times a month 
  • 71% feel they have no influence over what the government does— no difference in results between voters and non-voters 
  • 69% believe public officials don't care about them
  • 75% of W. Malaysian youths say politics seems too complicated for them. 
  • 65% believe politicians are Malaysia's main problem. When compared to across the region, the youth numbers are parallel, with the exception of Indonesia. 
  • The majority do not want a heavy-handed rule over the country by any one politician (56%). 
  • Only 32% agree with the statement: "Citizens must support government decisions even if they disagree with them." 
  • 63% feel they can criticise the Malaysian government without fear. 
  • 56% (the majority) feel stress about how the economy is treating them at household level, and believe their quality of life is declining. 
  • 86% don't feel they are being paid enough at the start of their careers. 
  • 73% claim to be employed in the field of their choice, and 75% feel they are in the job of their choice. But while they are in the job and fields they want to be in, salaries are not what they expected. The majority of us youth don't feel we can find better-paying jobs. 
  • Only 24% of W. Malaysian youths are satisfied with the current government. 
  • W. Malaysian youths are overwhelmingly satisfied with development of infrastructure (75%). 

Source: Merdeka Center for Opinion Research

Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017

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About The survey

The World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 covered 31,495 individuals in 186 countries and territories. "50% of the world's population is under the age of 30. While they have a powerful voice, they are not being listened to by decision-makers. Here is what they have to say."

The final analyses presented in their report was based on the answers to 24,766 surveys. Malaysia ranked among the top 10 countries with highest participation, with 627 respondents representing 25.8% of East Asia & Pacific region's answers. 


  • 81.9% of Malaysian youths believe that government accountability and transparency / corruption is one of the most serious issues affecting Malaysia today.
  • 87.2% of us are willing to live outside Malaysia in order to find a job or advance your career

  • If we were to do that, our first choice is likely Australia, second is UK 

  • Youths want to see the adoption of latest technologies to benefit education, healthcare, manufacturing, infrastructure development, and energy sectors in Malaysia. 

  • 58% of us think it's very or extremely important that our country's government takes part in addressing other countrie's issues

  • 50% believe that if our society had equal access to opportunities for all, we would feel more free.


About participants

  • 62% are under 27 years old, and 38% are between 27-35 years old

  • Almost half are students (44.2%), followed by those in private sector (29.8%) 

  • 3.7% are unemployed and 1.9% work in NGOs and international organisations

  • Over half have a bachelor's degree (51.5%), 32.9% of them finished secondary school. Only two respondents did not finish studies beyond primary school. 

Source: World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017

The 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey



About the survey 

  • Data gathered from almost 8,000 millennials questioned across 30 countries in September 2016.
  • Participants were born after 1982 and represent a specific group of this generation: those who have a college or university degree; are employed full-time; and, work predominantly in large, private-sector organizations. 
  • Malaysia participates under the emerging countries category.

Data / Findings

  • Millennials are unhappy with the world they've inherited and are struggling to remain optimistic about the future. In emerging markets, millennials expect to be both financially and emotionally better off than their parents, by margins of 71% and 62%. In mature markets, 36% expect to be financially better off than their parents, and a mere 31% expect to be happier.
  • Millennials want flexibility, but 2/3 of millennials still prefer full-time employment, possibly because of anxiety over “world events and increasing automation." 
  • 84% of millennials report that they have some type of flexibility in the workplace. This increased freedom has expanded employee happiness and employer loyalty.
  • Deloitte found that millennials typically prefer measured, gradual change as opposed to radical transformation. They also react negatively to convoluted messaging and entities that promote exclusion—this applies to both workplace leaders, political leaders, and other visible leadership, including brand executives.
  • 82% have employers who are “directly involved in issues of personal concern or are supporting charities.” They are more likely to stay with an employer longer if that company "regularly engages in social issues." 
  • 76% surveyed think of “business as a force for positive social change.” Millennials care about businesses who pay attention to their social impact.

Source: Deloitte's 2017 Millennial Survey

Other youth statistics

From news and official sources

  • 6 out of every 10 cases between 2013 and August 2017 that were labelled as bankrupt were of persons between the ages of 25 and 44. (Source: Insolvency Department of Malaysia, 2017)
  • 88% of Malaysia's young workers earn less than RM1,500. (Source, 2015)