Survey: Teens Stressing About The Economy
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2009 Aug 12
Turns out that teen girls are stressed-out about money and the economy, according to a new survey from Seventeen and Bank of America.
While 85% of girls are worried about the economy, 75% of teen boys are fretting too. And while many are worried about how to pay for things like lip glosses and plaid miniskirts, 69% are also worried about the cost of college, compared to 59% of boys.
The survey, which included 2,000 kids aged 16 to 21, finds that 38% have altered college plans in some way, while one in five have had to either go with their second choice or attend a state school in order to save money. And 45% say their parents are worrying or fighting about money more often.
Girls also worry that they spend more readily than they save: Only 34% believe they're in total control of their finances.
Source: Marketing Daily