Another one for the I-never-would-have-guessed files: Kids in the suburbs drink and screw as much as kids in the evil cities.
Two-thirds of suburban and urban 12th-graders have had sex; 43 percent of suburban 12th-graders and 39 percent of urban 12th-graders have had sex outside of a “romantic relationship.”
74 percent of suburban 12th-graders and 71 percent of urban 12th-graders have tried alcohol more than two or three times.
22 percent of suburban 12th-graders and 16 percent of urban 12th-graders say they have driven while drunk.
More than 40 percent of 12th-graders in urban and suburban schools have used illegal drugs.
20 percent of urban 12th-grade girls have been pregnant; 14 percent of suburban 12th-grade girls have.
The study itself is here. Honestly, I don't think it's exactly groundbreaking stuff, but a little quantification never hurts.Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 30, 2004 to Society and cultcha | TrackBack