Quiz: Baby Boomers: Do You Know How The Average American Has Changed Since the '60s?
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Baby Boomers: Do You Know How The Average American Has Changed Since the '60s?
By: Abi Luftig
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About This Quiz

"Kids these days" often make jokes about their parents and grandparents telling stories that begin with "back in my day." But, how much has the world changed since their day?

With approximately 76 million people belonging to the Baby Boomer generation, that's a lot of people remembering how things were back in their days. And while everyone's story is different because people are all unique, there has always been a majority that has come to represent the average American. But change is the only constant in the world, and people have changed. What was life really like for the average American in the 1960s? What is that average American like now?

Was the 1960s the time for the Average Joe or the Average Jane? Is the current average American more or less educated than their '60s counterpart? Is living on the minimum wage easier now or was it easier then? Is today's average American more likely to own their own home than they would have been 50 years ago? Baby Boomers who love to talk about how things have changed, here's your chance to prove how much you know about those changes! Test your knowledge here to see if you can tell the difference between the John and Joan Q. Public of the 1960s and their children of the present day!

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The average American in the 1960s was _____ and the average American now is _____.
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The average American is now _____ than the average American in the 60s.
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Which gender now weighs more than they did in the '60s?
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How many years older is the average American now?
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8
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What was the largest age bracket during the 1960s?
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What is the largest age bracket now?
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How many more Americans have college degrees today vs in the '60s?
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What percentage of Americans today to not identify with any religion?
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The average American in the '60s was how many times more likely to be a regular smoker than someone today?
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Was the average American more likely to admit their family had troubles with alcohol in the '60s or today?
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What is the percentage of modern women who have jobs?
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What has happened to the number of workers over the age of 55?
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How many more hours a day does the average American household watch now?
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How long does the average American spend commuting to work every day?
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In the '60s, on average, how many hours per week did fathers spend with their children?
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How many hours a week do modern moms spend with their kids?
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More grown adults lived with their parents when?
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During which decade did Americans demonstrate a 55 percent willingness to support a female president?
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Most Boomers spent the '60s living in a 2-parent household where the dad worked and the mom stayed home. By 2012, what percentage of American children were living in that scenario?
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As of 2012, 11percent of children were being raised by a single mother who had never been married. What was the statistic for that in 1960?
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What was the cost of McDonalds Big Mac in 1968?
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How much longer can the average American expect to live now?
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True or false: Adjusted for inflation, minimum wage was higher in the 1960s.
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Between 1965 and 2015, how much has the retirement age increased?
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Both in the '60s and today, the average American is most likely to belong to what ethnicity?
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In both the '60s and today, the average American is most likely to reside in which geographic region?
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What was the best selling car of the 1960s?
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During which time period were vegetarians more common?
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During both eras, the average American was more likely to belong to which political party?
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