Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The son also rises

The NY Times published a survey of Americans between the ages of 17-27. Among the interesting findings were:

53. Which comes closer to your view: 1. Global warming is a very serious problem and should be one of the highest priorities for government leaders OR 2. Global warming is serious but does not need to be a high priority OR 3. Global warming is not serious and can be addressed years from now.

  • Very Serious and should be one of the highest priorities for government leaders
    All adults 52% Age 17-27 54%
  • Serious, but does not need to be a high priority now
    All adults 37% Age 17-27 35%
  • Not serious and can be addressed years from now.
    All adults 8% Age 17-27 10%
  • Don't know/No answer
    All adults 3% Age 17-27 1%
31. How important to you are government policies that try to reduce gas and oil use by consumers -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?
63% Very - 27% Somewhat - 5% Not too important - 4% Not at all - 1% DK/NA

This should put paid to many amusing claims. Obviously the word has gotten out.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, but unfortunately, the 17-27 crowd do not make many decisions within our society.

It's mainly the older folks like Bush who have lost their ability to think (if they ever had to begin with) -- but not drink (note the very red nose of late).

Progressive said...

It is the hope that the silent group that is young people in our society are beginning to wake up. I look at the excitement and hope encited by candidates like Obama and Gore, the increase in participation in politics, and the increase in electoral funds given by this age group as a sign they may be. And for what it is worth, Global Warming may be the topic they wake up and form around.

I enjoy your blog, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...

I would suggest that the wording of 31 is only just good enough for it not to be confused by kiddies who think it's real important that their use of daddy's SUV isn't restricted. I wouldn't have used it myself...but then, I'm a mouse for heavens sake!!

Anonymous said...

Here's another example of the wisdom of younger Americans.

Of course, most older Americans (that I know, at least) patronize our best and brightest and treat them as if they have no idea what they are talking about.

Lets face it, a significant fraction of the members of the oldest generation in this country are pretty much morally bankrupt.

Despite all their talk of patriotism and sacrifice -- and Christian values -- they learned close to nothing from their parents (members of the "Greatest Generation").

They decry the self-centeredness and immorality of today's youth, but they are themselves one of the most self-centered, immoral generations this country has ever seen.

Even after all the revelations about torture, thousands upon thousands dead in Iraq and the rest, most of these people STILL support Bush because Bush protects their way of life.

Oh, they are very religious, but morally bankrupt just the same. In fact, I'd have to say that the two go together like peas in a pod.

EliRabett said...

"Lets face it, a significant fraction of the members of the oldest generation in this country are pretty much morally bankrupt."

Hey!