Pessimism About The Future Of Today’s Youth

Pessimism About The Future Of Today’s Youth
Innovation

A new poll shows that most Americans believe it's unlikely children will have a better life than their parents.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 may 2011

A new poll conducted by Gallup last month has found that less than half of Americans think today’s youth will have a better life than their parents. Only 44% responded that this was likely, the first time the figure has been below 50% and the lowest on record for the poll, which has been carried out intermittently since 1983.

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