NEW: Study: Youth attitudes shift in Great Recession

CHICAGO (AP) — Some have
wondered how the Great Recession might affect a generation of young
people that's been characterized, unfairly or not, as “entitled.”

Will this recession change them? Will the effect last?

A
new analysis of a long-term survey provides a look at ways high school
seniors' attitudes shifted in the first years of this most recent
recession.

Among the findings: young people showed signs of being
more interested in conserving resources and a bit more concerned about
their fellow human beings.

Compared with young people surveyed a
few years before the recession, the Great Recession group also showed
less interest in having vacation homes and new cars.

But they
still placed more importance on those items than young people surveyed
in the 1970s, an era with its own economic challenges.