If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

51% Say Children Today Have Worse Quality Of Life Than Those A Generation Ago

Monday, July 11, 2011

Half of Americans nationwide now believe that today’s children are worse off than those of the previous generation.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of American Adults believe the quality of life for children today is better than it was a generation ago. Fifty-one percent (51%) say children’s quality of life is worse today, while 12% believe the two generations are about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The new results are more pessimistic than those found in January of last year, when 44% said children’s quality of life was worse and 34% said it was better.

Among adults with children living at home with them, 49% say their quality of life is worse today than past generations, while 34% say it is better. Those without children at home are even more negative: 52% say quality of life is worse today, while just 27% say the opposite.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 29-30, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

OR

Become a member and get full access to all articles and polls starting at $3.95/month.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $3.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.