American Attitudes: Who Thinks What about the Issues That Shape Our Lives, 8th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1885070667
  • ISBN-13: 9781885070661
  • DDC: 303.380973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 604 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The eighth edition of American Attitudes: Who Thinks What about the Issues That Shape Our Lives coaxes the results of the latest (2014) General Social Survey out of the shadows of academia and makes them readily available for researchers who want to explore Americans’ changing attitudes. In hundreds of tables, this new edition reveals what the American public thinks about topics ranging from gay marriage to the American Dream, patriotism, financial status, religious beliefs, political leanings and standard of living. It shows those answers by the demographics that shape perspective—sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, education, and region. It also includes the response results all the way back to the first GSS, making it an invaluable resource for historic trends.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Executive Summary: What Americans Think.
1: Public Arena.
2: Government and Politics.
3: Patriotism.
4: Science and Information.
5: Religion.
6: Work and Money.
7: Family and Friends.
8: Diversity.
9: Personal Outlook.
10: Sexuality.