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On behalf of CPRE, the countryside charity, YouGov conducted this unique online survey of 1,019 16-25 year olds living in ‘rural’ and ‘town and fringe’ areas in England to examine why young people feel forced to leave the countryside.

This survey is the first of its kind commissioned by CPRE, examining the experiences of young people living in rural areas in England. The data was collected during June 2021.

The findings are startling, with young people reporting pessimism about their future, concerns about affordable housing and huge numbers reporting loneliness and isolation.

Survey data is available on request to CPRE, the countryside charity.

Outpriced and overlooked: why young people feel forced to leave rural areas

Added 13 October 2021
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