Portrait of a Generation

How do Baby Boomers perceive themselves and their times? How do their perceptions differ from those of earlier generations? To find out, TIME commissioned a poll by Yankelovich, Clancy, Shulman of 1,007 Americans 18 years and older, plus an additional sample of 514 Americans between the ages of 30 and 40.* Some of the more significant results:

Were the '60s and '70s good or bad?

All things considered, 61% of those ages 30 to 40 said the changes that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s were more constructive for people their age, while 31% said the changes were more destructive. How...

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