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September 20, 2013

Americans gloomy about kids' future--but the kids aren't

Americans are worried and pessimistic about the future. Their children are more hopeful.

A new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll released Friday describes its overall findings as "downbeat."

If reported that two of three people think that when today's children grow up, "they'll have less financial security, with a poorer chance of holding a steady job and owning a home without too much debt."

Sixty-two percent thought their children will have "less opportunity to achieve a comfortable retirement."

A poll analysis, though, found "in the face of this intense pessimism on the part of adults, teenagers are much more optimistic and clearly feel the older generations have it wrong."

Here's the finding: "More than half of the teens surveyed (54 percent) say they believe it's better to be a teenager today than it was when their parents were growing up. A plurality (45 percent) believe that when they are their parents' age, they will have more opportunity to get ahead than the previous generation. Just 24 percent of teens say they will have less opportunity". 

To read more: http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/the-american-dream-under-threat-20130919


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Proving, once again, that teenagers aren't nearly as smart as they think they are.

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