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The suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth

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.

Hey, it must be bad if I had to reach for Rush lyrics for the title of this post. Jim D. calls this the “Plano-ization of America”.

The study itself is here. Honestly, I don’t think it’s exactly groundbreaking stuff, but a little quantification never hurts.

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  1. William Hughes says:

    I would file this under “This is News?” 😉

  2. Mario Perez says:

    Are you quoting lyrics from the Canadian band Rush?

  3. Mario Perez says:

    … should have finished reading down the page.