The McKinsey Week in Charts

Gen Z has health concerns

December 2, 2022

Across nearly all aspects of health—mental, social, spiritual—young people in Europe feel worse off than their counterparts in other age groups. Larger shares of Gen Z in Europe report poor or very poor health compared with those in other generations, senior partner Martin Dewhurst and coauthors note. Nearly a quarter of Gen Z respondents indicate their mental health has worsened over the past three years. Click through the interactive to see more results.

To read the article, see “Heat waves, the war in Ukraine, and stigma: Gen Z’s perspectives of mental health,” September 27, 2022.


Why consumers are vegging out

December 1, 2022

For many consumers, eating plant-based alternatives to meat has more to do with personal health than the environment, find senior partner Jessica Moulton and colleagues. According to a recent survey, eaters across the United States, France, and the United Kingdom cite health, taste, and other factors as primary reasons for consuming plant-based products. In Germany, however, animal welfare and the environment rank highly as reasons to go plant-based.

To read the article, see “Hungry and confused: The winding road to conscious eating,” October 5, 2022.