Living standards of young adults and their parents at the same age in the U.S.

This statistic shows the results of a survey among young adults in the United States on how they rank their own living standards compared to those of their parents at the same age. 34 percent think their own living standards nowadays are better than those of their parents when they were the same age.

How would you describe your living standard compared to your parents' at your age?

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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

December 6-19, 2011

Number of respondents

808 respondents

Age group

18-34 years

Special properties

Young American adults

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed at the source as follows: "Compared to your parents when they were the age you are now, do you think your own standard of living now is much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse than theirs was? "

The source focuses on the economic situation in the United States.

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