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

By Inc. New Strategist Publications

Coaxes the result of the final 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 yank Dream. the information are provided by way of intercourse, age, race, Hispanic beginning, and schooling. It additionally compares attitudes in 2008 with 1998, 1988, and (if to be had) 1978, studying how evaluations have replaced in the course of these 3 many years.

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Harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist 30 AMERICAN ATTITUDES THE PUBLIC ARENA Americans Strongly Favor Gun Control Nearly 80 percent of Americans think a police permit should be required before someone can buy a gun—a percentage that has not changed much over the decades. This level of support is surprising, considering how politically difficult it is to pass gun control laws. Only 36 percent of the public owned a gun in 2008, a figure that is down from 43 percent in 1988. Americans aged 65 or older are most likely to own a gun, with 54 percent owning at least one gun in 2008.

34 Allow Communist’s Book in Library, 1988 to 2008 “Suppose a man who admits he is a communist wrote a book which is in your public library. Somebody in your community suggests that the book should be removed from the library. 35 Allow Militarist to Speak, 1988 to 2008 “Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. 36 Allow Militarist to Teach, 1988 to 2008 “Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country.

The only exception is allowing a racist to teach at a university. Fifty-four percent of the public says this should not be allowed. 27 Allow Anti-Religionist to Teach, 1988 to 2008 “There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. 28 Allow Antireligious Book in Library, 1988 to 2008 “There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. 29 Allow Racist to Speak, 1988 to 2008 “Consider a person who believes that blacks are genetically inferior.

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