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Most People Believe That Life In America Is "Worse" Than It Was 50 Years Ago

•, by Michael

 I think that for many of us it would be a real challenge to adjust to a world without the Internet and so many of the other technologies that we enjoy today.  But I also think that if we were suddenly transported back to that time we would be absolutely shocked by how freely people lived.  In 2023, there are literally millions of different laws, rules, regulations and ordinances that constrain how we behave down to the smallest detail.  A lot of us still think that we are "free", but that hasn't actually been true for a very long time.  In addition, the values of our society are completely different from what they were in 1973.  Over the past 50 years our culture has been completely turned upside down, and we can see the nightmarish consequences of this cultural revolution all around us.

Of course there was no time in U.S. history when life was perfect.  But when Pew Research recently asked people if life in America "is better, worse, or about the same as it was 50 years ago", an overwhelming majority of respondents said that life is worse today…

The survey showed Americans with a negative view on how life is for people now. They were asked, "In general, would you say life in America today is better, worse, or about the same as it was 50 years ago for people like you?"

Over half, 58 percent, said they believe life is "worse" for people like them than it was 50 years ago. That reflects a 15-point increase from the 43 percent who said the same in July 2021.

Only 23 percent said they believe life is "better," and 19 percent said it is "about the same."

Needless to say, if many of us had to pick the best years in American history, 1973 would not be among the top few choices.

The economy was really struggling and the fashions were absolutely horrible.

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