When asked how children in their country will fare financially when they grow up, a median of 70% of adults across 19 countries say they will be worse off than their parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted this spring. In nine of the countries surveyed, the percentage of people who say children are going to be worse off than their parents has increased significantly since the question was last asked. A record or near record-high percentage of adults say children will be worse off financially than their parents in 11 countries surveyed. In all surveyed countries, people with a negative view of their country’s current economic conditions are far more likely to believe that children in their country will be worse off in the future.