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What is wrong comprises information from hundreds and hundreds of public opinion surveys carried out during the last sixty years, distilled in easy-to-read tables.

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In 1997, there was only one other item in the list of twelve that Roper Starch Worldwide inquired about that produced a more pessimistic response: 64 percent were pessimistic about the amount of crime and violence in this country, and only 16 percent were optimistic. Table 3–21 shows one side of the responses to two questions Yankelovich Partners has asked since the mid-1970s. The ups and downs on these two questions are a referendum on the way things are going in the country, as the misery index that accompanies the table shows.

1985 When they reach your age, your children will be 47 43 43 41 44 45 62 27 65 29 62 29 (Table continues) 58 OPPORTUNITY TABLE 4–5 (continued) Better Off Not Better Off 74 69 71 66 54 52 52 60 19 26 23 25 39 39 42 33 Mar. 1986 Apr. 1986 May 1986 May 1991 Jan. 1995 Jan. 1996 Mar. 1996 May 1996 SOURCE: Surveys by ABC News/Washington Post, latest that of May 1996. TABLE 4–6 COMPARING GENERATIONS’ STANDARD (percent) OF LIVING, 1989–1995 QUESTION: Do you think your standard of living is higher, lower, or about the same as your parents’ standard of living?

Registered voters. c. Will earn enough money in the future. S. News & World Report and Times Mirror/Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. 37 38 OR PESSIMISTIC ABOUT TABLE 3–13 DIFFERENT ASPECTS (percent) OF LIFE IN THE FUTURE, 1974–1997 52 25 20 60 18 20 31 39 26 29 39 29 26 43 28 country 35 — 37 — 25 — — — — 60 31 — — — — 66 31 — a. ” SOURCES: Surveys by Roper Starch Worldwide (1974–1995, 1997) and the Gallup Organization (1996). 32 36 28 57 35 — — — — Institution of marriage and the family 55 56 58 — 57 62 22 23 20 — 25 19 20 19 20 — 15 17 get ahead — — — — — — 59 38 — Quality of life in this country 63 65 73 64 58 17 16 23 17 21 19 17 — 17 18 57 17 23 Moral and ethical standards in our 26 30 33 — 31 43 44 40 — 44 27 25 25 — 22 48 27 22 62 16 20 Optimistic Pessimistic Uncertain 57 20 20 61 17 19 Opportunities for you to 70 22 — 57 19 19 59 17 21 Optimistic Pessimistic Uncertain Optimistic Pessimistic Uncertain Optimistic Pessimistic Uncertain 27 50 20 50 29 18 53 25 20 19 61 18 41 40 17 48 31 19 24 53 21 54 27 17 59 21 19 27 51 20 49 31 18 53 28 17 Aug.

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