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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More kids doing right thing, survey says

-- Kids, give yourselves a pat on the back.

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That's because a new survey shows that kids today are making better decisions about life than kids in 1989.

Some of the findings:

{scheck}62 percent say they would not cheat on a test (That compares to 48 percent who said they wouldn't cheat in 1989).

{scheck}84 percent say they plan to vote in every election when they reach voting age (77 percent in 1989).

{scheck}18 percent say they believe smoking is acceptable if a person finds it enjoyable (27 percent in 1989).

{scheck}58 percent say they would refuse an alcoholic drink if offered one at a party (46 percent in 1989).

The survey was done by the Girl Scout Research Institute. More than 3,000 boys and girls in grades three through 12 answered the questions.


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