Editor: This is sad… no, it’s criminal.
From Rasmussen Reports…
Only 17% Say Today's Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Americans historically have always worked to make sure their children were better off than they were, but the number who believe today's youth will be better off than their parents has fallen to its lowest level ever.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 17% of Adults think today’s children will be better off than their parents. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree with that assessment. Another 22% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Since early January of last year, most Americans have consistently believed today’s children will not be better off than their parents. Pessimism has ranged from a low of 47% to this new high of 61%. Optimism in the future for today’s youth has run from 17% to 34%.
Interestingly, younger adults are more confident about the future than those over the age of 30.