Tracing Baby Boomer Attitudes Then and Now
November 19, 2002 6:13 PM   Subscribe

Tracing Baby Boomer Attitudes Then and Now: A Comparative Look at the Attitudes of Baby Boomers in the 1970s and 2002 From an AARP study..."we gathered attitudinal surveys conducted in the early to mid 1970s, when these leading edge baby boomers were in their 20s. We then asked the same questions of this same group today, now that they are in their 50s."
posted by Oxydude (6 comments total)

 
A yawner. Is there anything in here I've missed that means anything at all?
posted by kozad at 7:47 PM on November 19, 2002


um...that they actually became their parents, as regards to their own kids?
posted by amberglow at 7:53 PM on November 19, 2002


"baby boomer" sounds like a trucker's CB radio handle.
posted by mcsweetie at 10:27 PM on November 19, 2002


um...that they actually became their parents, as regards to their own kids? - and they only had to pay some researcher how much money to figure this out?
posted by CoolHandPuke at 4:54 AM on November 20, 2002


...only had to pay some researcher how much money to figure this out?

AARP did it themselves as market research--they have a whole division dedicated to younger old people (50-65) and are now putting out a special Modern Maturity for them....it's all part of selling their membership and magazine and other products..
posted by amberglow at 5:48 AM on November 20, 2002


It's a shame that the MeFi response on this is so poor, Oxydude, because the article *is* interesting. I'm actually a little surprised at the responses concerning the federal government. I thought attitudes toward the government would have changed to become more positive. I think that it says a lot when even older (not that 50 is old) Americans feel so disenchanted with their government. Of course, I'm surprised even three percent of Americans believed what the government was telling them in the 1970s. The study is kind of depressing, although it does raise a lot of interesting questions for future generations.
posted by Zulujines at 12:58 PM on November 20, 2002


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