Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Materialism in vogue

The AP posted a story today that I noticed in the Deseret News titled "Wealth is a Top Priority for Youths." The key quote: "UCLA's annual survey of college freshman, released last Friday, found that nearly three-quarters of those surveyed in 2006 thought it was essential or very important to be "very well-off financially." That compares with 62.5 percent who said the same in 1980 and 42 percent in 1966, the first year the survey was done."

I find that to be a very interesting result given that it would be a fair statement to say that the country as a whole has shifted leftwards in the political spectrum between the year of the first survey and now.

A link to the UCLA survey....

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