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Everything about the ‘80s was loud and big and now according to a new survey, three-quarters of Americans believe we were better off 30 years ago than now.

A recent online survey of 1,000 adults by Kelton Research for National Geographic Channel was conducted with the following results:

  • When asked if a presidential election were held today, 58% said they would vote for Reagan over Barack Obama.
  • Back to the Future was the ’80s’ defining film.
  • More than half of the nation thinks that the personal computer has had the biggest impact on American life today with the cellphone coming in at 27%. The microwave, Walkman and VCR all ranked around 5%.
  • As for the decade’s most significant moment, about 37% of those surveyed listed the fall of the Berlin Wall, 24% said the identification of AIDS, and 17% said the Challenger explosion.
  • Michael Jackson was named by 60% of Americans as the musician from the ’80s with the greatest influence on today’s musicians.
  • Close to half of the nation, 46%, believed that the naming of Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court was a more important ’80s milestone for women than Sally Ride going to space, 36%.

What do you miss most about the ‘80s?

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