Quote of the Day

“My friend and colleague Sergio Bendixen, president of Bendixen and Associates in Miami and a preeminent expert in Hispanic public opinion research, conducted a cell phone poll of 600 Californians, aged 16-22, and asked them (innocuously enough), “what do you think you will most likely be doing in ten years?” It was a open-ended question, meaning that the respondents could give any answer they wanted (rather than being guided by a list of possible answers). As expected, almost 70 percent of the young folks said they’d be working, some in a specific career or running their own businesses. Twelve percent said they’d be in college, and 12percent said they’d be raising a family. One percent said they’d be in the military. And then, like a bolt from the blue, another 1 percent of California’s young respondents volunteered that, in ten years, they would most likely be snipers.” Mark Penn’s Microtrends (Via Yglesias)

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