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Most Feel Bad About Modern Children's Lives

Most Americans continue to think children are worse off these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults believe the quality of life for children today is worse than it was a generation ago. That’s up only slightly from four years ago and ties the high first reached in 2011. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 24-25, 2017 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.

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