10% of Adults Get Allowances

Including more than a third of Americans between 18 and 24
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2012 6:37 AM CDT
One in ten American adults receive financial assistance from family.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Around one in 10 American adults are on the dole—they regularly collect money or other financial assistance from their parents or relatives, reveals a poll from the Pew Research Center. The results showed no difference between gender or race, reports the New York Times, but the youngest adults were heavily represented: More than a third of respondents aged 18 to 24 said they receive allowances. Nevertheless, some 2% of those 65 and older were still collecting.

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