More than 2,000 teens nationwide were surveyed about political issues and concerns of the '90s. In this poll, which was conducted by BKG Youth, teens said environmental destruction was the biggest problem facing the United States today, followed by AIDS, crime/gangs, the economy and education.

About 62 percent of teenage girls were opposed to banning gays in the military, and the guys split the issue 50-50. When asked which colleges do they think they'd get the best education, the teens said Harvard (42 percent), Notre Dame (12 percent) and Stanford (10 percent).

Politics, medicine, education and law are considered by teens to be the most presigious occupations.