Society Problems & Social issues with society are pertaining to human behavior, gender inequalities, government policies, economic disparities, religious conflicts, etc. That affects society as a whole. Despite our great achievements and experiences, there is a list of societal issues that plague contemporary society. How could we help save the world from these world problems? In order to tackle these prevailing society problems, innovation is much needed.
Let’s have a look at major societal problems that need to be fixed at the earliest.
Society Problems Are Increasing Day by Day
Because many 3rd World countries were non-industrialized and economically poor, it became a stereotype call developing countries as “3rd world countries.” Causes of poverty are associated with overpopulation, the high divorce rate, a culture of poverty, lack of education, epidemic diseases such as malaria, AIDS, and environmental problems like lack of rainfall.
Water pollution is the main cause of water scarcity; the lack of sufficient available water, within a region, to meet the demands of water usage. It already affects around 2.8 billion population around the world and every continent is out of the water which is an alarming situation. Above 1.2 billion people drink polluted water due to their lack of access to clean drinking water.
Overpopulation is the biggest issue in society. Due to the projected growth of people and lack of resources, it is hard to feed everyone. According to United Nations projections, by the end of 2050, the population of Earth will be 9.6 billion, and if we will not make innovations and stay on our current food production, we won’t be able to feed everyone.
Homelessness is the major social problem that we need to think about seriously. In the US, which has a record of the highest GDP in the world, millions of people are homeless and almost a quarter of them are old age and children under age 18.
Homelessness can be tackled by building permanent housing so that people can live for free. Medicine Hat, Alberta, the first city in North America has initiated this step and is the first city to eliminate homelessness. They provide free housing to those who do not have a safe place to reside.
Youth unemployment is one of the biggest societal issues that need to be resolved at the earliest. It refers to the unemployment of young people (15–24 years old), as defined by the UN. An unemployed person is someone who doesn’t have a job and is making efforts to actively seeking work. In the US, youth employment is still at 11.1 percent while 5.5 percent is the overall unemployment rate.
The youth unemployment rate in Canada is 15.5 percent. One way to come over this problem is to offer youth a shortened workweek. This would help create a balance between their lives. This would create an average of 20% more jobs in the market.
Each year a large number of people detected with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases. This social issue can be dealt with only if health care reforms are built to better care for everyone.
The list of teen issues is never-ending which society is facing today. Increase in alcohol abuse, violence to rape, to high-stress levels, to eating disorders amongst teens; these issues are affecting our youth for long. According to the sources, around seven to ten teens die every day due to addiction to alcohol and drunk driving in America.
Gender equality is one of the most common women’s issues; equality of rights, privileges, freedom of movement, and pay-packages similar to men are some of the specific social issues which are faced by women around the world. According to the US Department of Labor, in the current economic recession, the unemployment rate as of September 2010 rises up to 9.60 percent. Thus, an increase in unemployment in the last few months is one of the burning social issues today.
List of Other Societal issues
Apart from the above-mentioned society issues; there are other major issues that need to be resolved by the government. Have a look below some of the social problems:
|1||Church-State Separation||26||Genetic Engineering|
|2||Global Warming||27||Civil Rights|
|3||Food and Drug Safety||28||Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy|
|4||Tax Reform||29||Judicial Reform|
|5||Suicide||30||Censorship of Obesity|
|7||Birth Control||32||Academic Freedom|
|9||Capital Punishment||34||Gun Control|
|10||Animal and environment abuse||35||Single Parenting|
|11||Misuse of social networking||36||Child Labor|
|15||Organ & body donation||40||Stress|
|16||Human Rights Violations||41||Cancer|
|17||Children’s Rights||42||Nuclear Proliferation|
|20||Euthanasia & assisted suicide||45||Gay Marriages|
|21||Defense Spending and Preparedness||46||Education|
|22||Racial profiling||47||Affirmative Action|
|23||Eating Disorders||48||Health Care Reform|
|24||Welfare||49||Embryonic Stem Cell Research|
|25||Recycling and Conservation|
Social issues in America?
America is a country that is considered by many people as a perfect country, as they think that everyone in this country stays happy and is not a target of any issue.
But this certainly is not true, as most Americans remain under a lot of stress throughout their lives and the only reason for this stress are the social problems that they face within this so-called “perfect country”
A long list of the societal issues that exist within all of America will be listed down below.
- Civil rights
- Student loan debt
- Ineffective government
- Climate change
- Affordable housing
- Health care reform
Apart from these, there are many other problems that this country is facing.
Political issues in America?
During Mr. Donald Trump’s reign, the government of the United States of America is being considered as much less effective as the government of first countries. This government is unable to overcome many political and economic issues such as climate change, unemployment, immigration, religious freedom, education, and many others. As the solution to these social and economic issues, more people in the United States of America are nearing the line of poverty, and the economy of this “great” country is taking a hit with each passing day.
What are examples of first world problems?
First world problems are not such real issues but only seem to be considered as one because these are voiced by a citizen of rich and powerful countries such as the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and many countries in the continent of Europe.
There are loads of examples of first world problems and some of these will be listed below.
- Having a runny nose
- Getting a Call from unknown numbers/strangers
- Being left unanswered when contacting a company
- Not having access to a WIFI connection
- Not having the full range of signals on your phone
- Trying to access a social media or any other account but you do not seem to remember the password of the account
These are some 1st world “problems” due to which the real society with issues of this world are left to be ignored.
World problems we are facing today?
In today’s world, the majority population of this planet tends to remain unhappy, due to all of the problems that they have been surrounded by.
A long list of not all but only the societal problems that we are facing in today’s time will be given below.
- Acid rain
- The rapid increase in world population
- Global warming
- Destruction of forests and natural habitats of animals
- Health problems ( including COVID 19)
These problems need to be fixed soon else the whole world could go into a lot of trouble.
War, poverty, global warming, crime—our world is threatened by warnings and predictions. We as an individual are facing the biggest challenges and still dare to step out of our homes each day to face above mentioned world problems. Now that we are well aware and have begun to recognize serious societal problems that we all have to deal with today, add your valuable suggestions in the comment box below about how do you think these social issues or societal issues will get resolved in near future. Please share your valuable input pertaining to society problems that you feel that we have missed out in this article.