Please Reply: Questions for Young Readers

WE hope that many young people will answer this questionnaire and that parents and teachers will encourage children in the classroom or in families to respond. We care about what young people are thinking. We will publish as many answers as possible. Please respond by March 26. 1. How do you learn about what is happening in the world? From your parents? At school? From newspapers? From television? From magazines?

2. What is the most serious problem in your neighborhood? What should be done to make changes?

3. What should tax money be spent on: improving the environment? programs to help the homeless? military forces? student loans for education? more computers in schools? more police to fight drugs? more roads for more cars? space exploration?

4. Do you think too much is expected of you at school? At home?

5. What is your favorite kind of music? Your favorite musician or musical group?

6. Who is the television character you would most like to be?

7. What television show would you take off the air?

8. How much time do you spend reading compared with watching TV? Which do you like better and why?

9. Do any of your friends use drugs?

10. Why do you think so many people use drugs?

11. If you could talk with President George Bush, what would you say to him?

12. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

13. What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now?

14. Do you have friends that are a different race from you? Did you meet them at school or in your neighborhood?

Send answers to: Features Editor, The Christian Science Monitor, One Norway Street, Boston, MA 02115.

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