The National Geographic Channel has a six-part miniseries on the 1980s, which will premiere this Sunday. It’s called “The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us”.
To go along with it, they commissioned a comprehensive survey on the ’80s. It was conducted online, and included responses from more than 1,000 people, ages 18 and over. So yeah, some of them didn’t actually experience the ’80s firsthand.
Here are some highlights:
’80s pop culture is notorious for being pretty over-the-top, if not outright ridiculous . . . but 71% believe that the music was BETTER in the ’80s than it is now. And 52% prefer ’80s TV shows to the current ones. But “just” 42% think the movies were better.
When asked “Which ’80s TV family would you most want to be adopted by?”, the Huxtables from “The Cosby Show” finished at #1, with 38% of the vote.
The Keatons from “Family Ties” and the Ewings from “Dallas” tied for second . . . both with 17%. The Seavers from “Growing Pains” were next with 16%, and the Drummonds from “Diff’rent Strokes” followed, with 7%.