Hope for future generations in US plunges to a record low, new poll finds
From The Miami Herald via AOL:
The share of Americans who think that younger generations will have better lives than their parents is at its lowest level in nearly three decades, according to a new poll.
The decline in recent years has largely been driven by dwindling optimism among Republicans and right-leaning independents, the results show.
About 42% of American adults believe it is very or somewhat likely that today’s youth will attain a “better living standard, better homes, a better education and so on,” marking an 18-percentage point decrease since 2019 and tying 2011 for the lowest level of optimism on record since pollsters began researching the topic., according to a new Gallup poll.
The poll, conducted in the first half of September, surveyed 812 adults living in all 50 states, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Gallup has been assessing American optimism about future generations since 2008, following a similar poll from The New York Times and CBS News that ran from 1995 to 2003.
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