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The “Participation Trophy” generation

from The Burning Platform:

A new study from the libertarian magazine Reason this week carried with it a pretty striking headline:

65% of Americans Say Millennials Are ‘Entitled,’ 58% of Millennials Agree

It seems that we have an entitlement issue with out young adults — an issue even those young adults wholly admit to.

But perhaps nothing betrays this point like the following chart. Reason and pollster Rupe asked Americans whether kids who participate in youth sports should get trophies just for playing, or only for winning. A strong majority of Americans (57 percent) said only the winners, but then you look at the age breakdown.

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