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Values and Youth

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(Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one.)...It is important for children to be brought up in a religion so they can learn good values
Public Religion Research Institute American Values Survey, [Sep, 2013]




Thinking about the type of things that contribute to a child's growth and development...How accessible do you believe that each of the following opportunities are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each opportunity is very accessible, somewhat accessible, not very accessible, or not at all accessible....A quality education that will prepare them for the future
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that contribute to a child's growth and development...How accessible do you believe that each of the following opportunities are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each opportunity is very accessible, somewhat accessible, not very accessible, or not at all accessible.)...Quality health care, including medical, vision and dental care
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]



Role Models

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Do you believe athletes are good role models for children?
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Feb, 2013]




Do you think most professional athletes are good role models for children today?
Sample: National registered voters
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, [Aug, 2007]




Should hip hop artists be expected to serve as role models for children, or not?
Associated Press/AOL/Ipsos-Public Affairs Poll, [Jan, 2006]



Problems Facing Youth

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(Now, I'm going to read a list of things that some people consider to be problems facing American families today. For each one, please tell me how serious a problem you feel it is for families today--very serious, fairly serious, just somewhat serious, or not much of a problem at all.)...The bullying of children on the Internet or through social media
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Apr, 2013]




(Now, I'm going to read a list of things that some people consider to be problems facing American families today. For each one, please tell me how serious a problem you feel it is for families today--very serious, fairly serious, just somewhat serious, or not much of a problem at all.)...Peer pressure on children to use drugs
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Apr, 2013]




(Now, I'm going to read a list of things that some people consider to be problems facing American families today. For each one, please tell me how serious a problem you feel it is for families today--very serious, fairly serious, just somewhat serious, or not much of a problem at all.)...Young people getting less physical activity and exercise
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Apr, 2013]



Recreation/Activities

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(Thinking about the type of things that contribute to a child's growth and development...How accessible do you believe that each of the following opportunities are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each opportunity is very accessible, somewhat accessible, not very accessible, or not at all accessible.)...Enough time to play, have fun, be a kid, and pursue their interests
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Exposure to violent or explicit content in games, the media, and online
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




Which of the following do you believe applies more to children today?...Children spend too much time watching TV and playing videogames and should be involved in more activities that will help them stay active, develop and learn new things. Children are involved in too many sports, clubs, and activities and are overly scheduled, which gets in the way of focusing on school, being a kid, and getting enough sleep.
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76     Children spend too much time watching TV and playing videogames and should be involved in more activities that will help them stay active, develop and learn new things
16     Children are too involved in too many sports, clubs, and activities and are overly scheduled, which gets in the way of focusing on school, being a kid, and getting enough sleep
8     Don't know/Refused
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]



Drugs and Youth

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(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Health risks posed by smoking, drug or alcohol use
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Exposure to crime, gang and drug violence in their community
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Now, I'm going to read a list of things that some people consider to be problems facing American families today. For each one, please tell me how serious a problem you feel it is for families today--very serious, fairly serious, just somewhat serious, or not much of a problem at all.)...Peer pressure on children to use drugs
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Apr, 2013]



Violence

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(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Experiencing or witnessing violence or domestic abuse
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Exposure to violent or explicit content in games, the media, and online
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]




(Thinking about the type of things that create problems for a child's growth and development...How serious do you believe that each of the following challenges are for an average child in the United States today? Please tell me if you believe each challenge is very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not at all serious.)...Exposure to crime, gang and drug violence in their community
Note: Asked of Form B half sample
Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, [Sep, 2013]



From the Archives


Do you think that cigarette companies purposely aim their advertising at young people, or not?
Note: Asked of Form A half sample
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Jul, 1997]




(People feel differently about how far a government should go. Here is a list of things which some people believe in and some don't. Let's take them one at a time). Do you think our government should or should not: Take over all the present duties of the family in caring for children and bringing them up.
Roper/Fortune Survey, [Mar, 1939]




(Would you forbid a teenager child of yours to engage in the following activities?)... Going to a hippie 'be-in'
Note: Parents
Harris Survey, [Feb, 1968]




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answered Very serious problem when asked "(Now, I'm going to read a list of things that some people consider to be problems facing American families today. For each one, please tell me how serious a problem you feel it is for families today--very serious, fairly serious, just somewhat serious, or not much of a problem at all.)...The bullying of children on the Internet or through social media"
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Apr, 2013]


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