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Are you generally satisfied with the organized activities and programs available to your child during the summer months, or do you find that you really don?t have enough good options? Generally satisfied 64 60 73 61 64 Don't have enough good options 34 38 24 38 32 Don?t know 2 2 3 1 4 How about that you won't be able to afford the things she or he wants to do? Very concerned 45 59 26 70 30 Somewhat concerned 25 22 30 20 28 Not too concerned 12 11 15 7 15 Not at all concerned 18 8 29 2 26 Don?t know ? ? ? 1 1 How about that she or he will fall behind in academics? Very concerned 39 59 17 66 24 Somewhat concerned 18 19 20 16 20 Not too concerned 13 8 18 5 17 Not at all concerned 29 13 44 12 38 Don?t know 1 1 1 1 1 How about that there's not enough things to capture his or her interest? Very concerned 33 47 14 53 21 Somewhat concerned 21 29 14 29 17 Not too concerned 15 10 22 10 18 Not at all concerned 30 13 49 7 44 Don?t know 1 1 1 1 ? 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