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The Decline of Teen Hangouts

The Decline of Teen Hangouts

Plus: The case for making walls stone again PYMCA / Avalon / Getty December 7, 2023, 3:08 PM ET Welcome to Up for Debate. Each week, Conor Friedersdorf rounds up timely conversations and solicits reader responses to one thought-provoking question. Later, he publishes some thoughtful replies. Sign up for the newsletter here. Question of the Week How much time did you spend with peers in adolescence, and what effect did that have on the rest of your life? (Anecdotes illustrating how you spent that time and in what era are especially welcome.) Send your responses to [email protected] or simply reply to this email. Conversations of Note Among Gen Xers, 60 percent say they spent most or all of their teen years hanging out in person with friends. The figure for Gen Zers is 40 percent. Among Gen Xers, 76 percent say they had a boyfriend or girlfriend at some point as a teenager. The figure for Gen Zers is 56 percent. Those survey data are from a new American Enterprise Institute report on “Generation Z …