“A new poll by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center reports that most Americans think people need to be 26 to be considered ‘grown up.’
College-educated Americans put the age even higher–between 28 and 29.
Tom Smith, director of the center’s General Social Survey, said he had never asked the question before but, using other surveys, he thinks that Americans’ notion of when adulthood starts is later now than in the past.
Indeed, some social scientists have declared that ’30 is the new 20.’ ”
[Chicago Sun-Times via The Shifted Librarian]
“30 is the new 20.” Perhaps that explains why I’m catting around New York like a college student.