Who has the most influence on teenagers when they make decisions?
Asked at Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd St. on February 28, 2005
“I would say if the teenager has a close and trusting relationship with their parents, then they do. Otherwise it’s peer influence.”
“Probably other teenagers, because they aren’t going to listen to their parents or anyone else who is older than them.”
“Their friends or just the cool people at school. They are just trying to be part of a group, and if you can’t be the cool kids, you can at least act like them.”
“I think their friends do because you are with them all the time, and they influence you in a lot of ways.”