Frank Luntz has some interesting findings from a recent poll that he conducted on 600 parents.
Parents are worried about their kids' futures. "Only 12 percent of parents say they are living in worse conditions
than their parents, yet 44 percent believe their children will have it
worse than them." He also found that:
- 78 percent are "concerned about the values and behavior of the children who interact with my child."
- 49 percent say "my life is filled with stress and anxiety."
- 42 percent acknowledge that "my kids are exposed to negative influences in their personal relationships."
I wonder if these anxiety levels are higher than in the past. Are parents more stressed out now than they were during similar times when the economy was in the toilet?
Access to technology was a major concern. A majority (54 percent) believe their kids "are exposed to negative influences on the web, email, and texting."
Actually, I'm surprised. I would have guess that more than 54 percent of parents were stressed out. But I'm stressed out about a lot of things. Don't even talk to me about bedbugs.