State of the American Kid: 2010

Quoting a survey of nine- to 13-year-olds, Time for Kids reports on the State of the American Kid: 2010.

Young Americans are optimists who think they can grow up to be whatever they want.

Girls dream of becoming teachers, veterinarians, entertainers and fashion designers. Boys have their sights set on careers in sports, science, video-game design and medicine.

When asked who they look up to most, two out of three chose their mom or dad.

Asked to grade President Obama on his first year in office, 19 percent awarded an A, 30 percent a B, 24 percent C, 10 percent D and 16 percent F.

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