Top Ten Social Issues

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The world has had to tackle several social issues, and it would be interesting to list the top ten social issues that have hit humanity. In this way, we can analyze where we are heading towards. With this brief introduction we shall now proceed to look into the top ten social issues that have made an impact on this entire world.

 

1. Obesity:
obesityStrategic focus: Health
Obesity has been on the rise in these modern times. The number of overweight people as well as obese people seems to have increased from the survey that was conducted back in the year 2002. This issue is attributed to the nature of most jobs and the food pattern that is currently in action in our busy society. Unhealthy food habits along with less dedication to workouts have resulted in this obesity problem.

 

2. Smoking:
SmokingStrategic focus: Health
The percentage of smokers has fallen from about 26.5% in the year 1998 to about 20.8% as observed in a survey that was conducted in the year 2006. As the laws get tougher on smokers, it seems people seem to be quitting this deadly habit.

 

3. Youth Alcohol Usage:
Youth Alcohol UsageStrategic focus: Health
Among the twelfth graders in one survey, about 49% were found to have consumed alcohol a month before the survey was taken. The worst part of this is that the many parents are unaware of it. In fact, most of the parents don’t seem to have clear and personal talks with their children. This is considered to be one of the big reasons why these youngsters have been pulled into alcohol and drugs.

 

4. Transportation:
TransportationStrategic focus: Self-sufficiency
Transportation has often been one of the needs that cannot be met for people who live in poverty. This can make the situation worse.

 

5. Poverty:
PovertyStrategic focus: Self-sufficiency
Midland has recorded the highest number of people who are subject to poverty. The number of deaths due to poverty has seen an exponential rise and the measures taken against the same seem to be moving at a snail pace while the poverty is galloping ahead. This is one social issue that requires immediate attention since the lives of many poverty-struck villages are at bay.

 

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