Capital Region Adults: Teens Have More Issues Growing Up Now

High School Students

A new Siena poll says growing up these days isn't easy. 

Two thirds of adults in Albany and Rensselaer Counties say it is harder today for teens to successfully move into adulthood than when they were teens. 

Despite that, the poll says 80% of young people in the region will have access to quality education and will graduate from high school. 

40% think a typical young person will abuse drugs or alcohol. 

Interestingly, nearly 40% of non-white residents think it's likely a young person will be arrested for a felony, as compared to just 9% of white respondents. 

The poll was conducted in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs in Albany and Troy.

Read the entire poll by clicking here.

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