No. I don't. I think that the only statistics people tend to see are the bad ones (and a very large percentage of statictical material is outright false). Having said that, children are being coddled. Which is a forn of non physical abuse and neglect. The consequenses of which are only begining to be seen in lack of ambition and ability.
from my point of view this is true. extremely sad but true. too many adults have had their childhood stolen from them and then they inflict it upon children. and i don't mean in just rape cases but in general neglect of raising children.
Unwanted children is one of the problems the USA is facing, there is a long list of things that should not be. I think countries like Vietnam (for instance) have a much stronger sense of family. Many American families scatter to the four winds and have little contact with each other, and there are also far too many unwanted pregnancies and fatherless homes.
"too selfish, greedy, lazy and stupid" Hey! Take it easy. It's just that the selfish, greedy, lazy, and stupid ones get the most attention. I actually blame multi media for all the things you have mentioned. Years of garbage in garbage out.
The thing we treasure most contributes to the things that harm us most. Our 'wild west' culture stems from multi media indoctrination and brain washing and that "brainwashing" is there because of our unregulated freedom. People are free to flood everyone's senses with negative influential stimulus. We are constantly bombarded with negative stimulus from a very young age. Garbage in-garbage out. Sorry to move so far away from the original subject of this thread. I guess my final answer is .."Yes. That is a problem. We are not the worst but we could certainly be better."
I think a lot of parents are taking a hands-off approach to parenting. But I think that's mainly because they're too busy and aren't paying attention. It's not that they "hate" them, they're just overwhelmed and lazy.