Public Agenda

Kids These Days '99

What Americans Really Think about the Next Generation


The second in a series of studies to document Americans' attitudes towards the nation's youth. The results have changed little in two years with few adults or teens believing that the next generation will make America a better place. Parents, instead of social forces, are held accountable for how their children turnout. The consistency in the findings suggests how deep-seated American's anxieties about the next generation are.

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