Inc. New Strategist Publications's American Attitudes: What Americans Think about the Issues PDF

By Inc. New Strategist Publications

ISBN-10: 1935114751

ISBN-13: 9781935114758

ISBN-10: 193511476X

ISBN-13: 9781935114765

Coaxes the result of the final Social Survey out of the shadows of academia and makes them to be had for researchers who are looking to discover american citizens' altering attitudes on themes starting from homosexual marriage to the yank Dream. the knowledge are provided via intercourse, age, race, Hispanic foundation, and schooling. It additionally compares attitudes in 2008 with 1998, 1988, and (if to be had) 1978, interpreting how reviews have replaced in the course of these 3 a long time.

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Americans aged 65 or older are most likely to own a gun, with 54 percent owning at least one gun in 2008. harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist 34 AMERICAN ATTITUDES THE PUBLIC ARENA More Support Legalizing Marijuana The percentage of people who favor legalizing the use of marijuana is growing. Thirty-eight percent of the public supported legalizing marijuana in 2008, up from just 17 percent in 1988. Young and middle-aged adults are far more likely to favor the legalization of marijuana (41 percent) than those aged 65 or older (24 percent).

36 Allow Militarist to Teach, 1988 to 2008 “Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. 37 Allow Militarist’s Book in Library, 1988 to 2008 “Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Suppose he wrote a book advocating doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Somebody in your community suggests that the book should be removed from the library. 38 Allow Homosexual to Speak, 1988 to 2008 “What about a man who admits that he is a homosexual?

As younger generations replace older Americans, the pressure for legalization is likely to grow. harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist 36 AMERICAN ATTITUDES THE PUBLIC ARENA Physician-Assisted Suicide Is OK with Most Americans Two of three Americans support physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. The majority of the public has favored physician-assisted suicide for decades. There is little difference in support by sex, age, or education. Blacks are least likely to support physician-assisted suicide, with half in favor and half opposed.

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