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WEF: Here's what millennials around the world think about refugees, technology, and their future

WEF: Here's what millennials around the world think about refugees, technology, and their future
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DJ Evans Mireku Kissi (R) and fashion stylist Daniel Quist ride a motorcycle in front of a street side bar in Accra, Ghana. June 10, 2015. Their passions span fine art, graphic design, music and, above all, clothes that attract notice in a city where most men wear conservative Western suits or, on special occasions, shirts made from traditional fabrics.

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DJ Evans Mireku Kissi (R) and fashion stylist Daniel Quist ride a motorcycle in front of a street side bar in Accra, Ghana.

Millennials are often portrayed in a negative light - a vacuous, selfie-obsessed generation of lazy Pokemon Go players.

But the generation born after 1980 has serious concerns. They are worried about climate change, corruption, and a lack of jobs, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Survey 2016.

They are also accepting of refugees, with 73% of respondents to WEF's survey saying they would welcome refugees to their country.

The survey of 26,000 18-to-35-year-olds across 181 countries found this generation is cautiously optimistic about the world, with more of them seeing technology as creating jobs rather than destroying them. More are also optimistic about the future than are pessimistic.

You can see the full results in the charts below:

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