American Attitudes: What Americans Think about the Issues by Inc. New Strategist Publications

By Inc. New Strategist Publications

Coaxes the result of the overall Social Survey out of the shadows of academia and makes them on hand for researchers who are looking to discover americans' altering attitudes on subject matters starting from homosexual marriage to the yankee Dream. the information are provided by means of intercourse, age, race, Hispanic foundation, and schooling. It additionally compares attitudes in 2008 with 1998, 1988, and (if to be had) 1978, reading how reviews have replaced in the course of these 3 many years.

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11 Confidence in the Executive Branch of Government, 1973 to 2002 As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some, or hardly any confidence at all in the executive branch of government? 12 Confidence in Medicine, 1973 to 2002 As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some, or hardly any confidence at all in the medical community? 13 Confidence in the Military, 1973 to 2002 As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some, or hardly any confidence at all in the military?

When asked whether it is the responsibility of government to help improve people’s standard of living or whether people should help themselves, the proportion of those who agree with both positions (in other words, that the government should have at least some responsibility for helping poor Americans improve their standard of living) has grown from 35 percent in 1975 to 46 percent in 2002. When asked whether government should help reduce income differences between rich and poor, a larger share of people come down on the side of government intervention.

29 Spending on Improving the Condition of Blacks, 1973 to 2002 We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Are we spending too much, too little money, or about the right amount on improving the condition of blacks? 30 Spending on the Military, 1973 to 2002 We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Are we spending too much, too little money, or about the right amount on military, armaments, and defense?

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