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A new [studious / study] from the Pew Research Center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now living [within / with] their parents. The study says the [number / numeral] of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has [height / hit] an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or both of [their / them] parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger generation lived with their parents. Only [in / at] the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage [higher / heighten] . The researchers say there has been a [recently / recent] rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory factor to this [spine / spike] is the economic downtown and a rise in unemployment caused [by / to] coronavirus.

Regarding the economy, financial [analysis / analyst] Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take [into / onto] account two huge factors: massive student loan debt and a lack of [available / availability] work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been [exuberant / exacerbated] by the pandemic and it may take ...the better part of a decade for younger [reprographics / demographics] to recover and be financially stable [enough / plenty] to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have adverse [affects / effects] on the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of [inventory / invention] coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the [most / much] part, nobody wants to be [living / live] at home with mom and dad."

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