3,000 youth took part in the survey for the International Youth Convention 2019. The planning executive particularly wanted to know what they expected to find in the programme of the event. The survey results are now being scrutinised.
A total of 3,699 persons participated in the survey. No age restriction was applied, but the focus for the planners was on the current age group of 11 to 33 years old, who would therefore be aged between 13 and 35 years in two years time, and who are invited to come to the International Youth Convention.
Average age: 22 years
Around 3,000 persons of the 3,700 who took part were in the target age group. Their average age was 26.4 years. Considering the target group of 11 to 33 year olds alone, the average age was 22 years. 54 per cent were female and 46 per cent male.
In evaluating the results, the project group for communication divided the survey participants into four age groups: the 11-14s (155 persons), 15-17s (542 persons), 18-24s (1,336 persons) and 25-33 years old (1,000 persons). Additionally, there were 665 persons older than 33.
Unmistakable confessional distribution
Almost all who took part in the survey (98.6 per cent) belong to the New Apostolic Church, as was expected. There were some of other confessions (11 Protestant, 6 Catholic, 4 Muslim, 1 Free Church, 14 no confession, 4 other confession/religion). 2,277 persons answered the questions from a smart phone or tablet; only 837 from a desktop version.
1,111 participants came from the working area of Southern Germany. Next came Northern and Eastern Germany with 617, North Rhine-Westphalia with 480, Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate with 276 and Switzerland/Austria with 261. Very few took part beyond the European District Apostle regions: 64 in total.
The group tasked by the planning executive for communication with the conception, conduct and evaluation of the survey is very satisfied with the numbers who took part. Especially, the large number of younger participants gives a representative response in the German speaking sector.
The results will be published, stage by stage, in the next few weeks.
21. June 2017
Text: Frank Schuldt
Media: Jennifer Lennermann