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Indicator 57. Attitudes Compared with Parents' Views


Percent of high school seniors indicating that they agree with their parents on selected topics: 1975 to 1992

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            Topic            |1975 |1984 |1985 |1986 |1987 |1988 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1992
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What to do with your life ...   67    74    72    72    72    71    73    71    70    73
How to dress ................   63    68    66    65    64    64    63    62    62    63
How to spend money ..........   48    47    44    43    42    42    42    41    39    41
What is permitted on a date .   41    48    46    46    45    49    50    47    48    50
Value of an education .......   82    87    87    87    87    87    87    86    86    87
Roles for women .............   61    69    70    71    71    72    69    71    71    73
Environmental issues ........   58    54    53    50    50    48    53    55    57    57
Racial issues ...............   56    61    63    62    62    63    64    64    67    66
Religion ....................   65    72    69    70    68    69    68    69    70    70
Politics ....................   49    49    52    49    46    46    51    48    51    49
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NOTE: Includes students reporting "very similar" or "mostly similar" views.

SOURCE: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Monitoring the Future, various years.

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