04 May '11, 7pm

Study: Rich old Republicans are pessimistic about your future

A new Gallup poll finds that only 44 percent of those surveyed thought that today's youth would have a better life than their parents. That's worse than during the recession. In fact, it's the lowest percentage on record, for a question they've been asking since 1983. (The highest, weirdly, was in December 2001 -- 71 percent of people thought youth would be better off then, way more than in any other year. It must have been all that post-9/11 optimism.) But the actual youth aren't feeling that dire. Among people ages 18 to 29, 57 percent thought they'd be better off than their parents -- a number that's way more in line with previous years' polls of overall optimism. It's the people over 50 who are really down on the future, not the youth. And if you're making under $30,000 a year, you're 40 percent more likely to predict a sunny outlook than if you make over $75,000. The ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-04-study-rich-old-repub...

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