The State of U.S. Kids: 2010

What's it like to be a U.S. kid? That's what and the magazine TIME for Kids wanted to know. So we asked 1,000 kids from all over the country. What we learned surprised us, impressed us, and reminded us that being a kid isn't always easy!

Now here's your chance to take the survey, too. Weigh in on everything from how your life is going (great, we hope!) to what grade you would give the President if you were filling out his report card. After each question, we'll show you the results of the national survey so you can see how your answers compare.

Soon President Obama will give the State of the Union address. (That's when he tells us how the United States is doing.) But right now, we want to know the state of U.S. kids - like you!

To participate in our survey, follow these directions:

Step 1: If you're not taking the survey with a teacher or in school, tell your parents you'd like to participate. If it's OK, move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Answer the questions below. To protect your privacy online, please do not include your last name or email address. Note: If you see an asterisk (*) by a question or box, that means you have to answer or fill in that part.
Step 3: Click "Done."

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* 1. Your age