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 to be had for researchers who are looking to discover americans' altering attitudes on issues starting from homosexual marriage to the yank Dream. the information are provided through intercourse, age, race, Hispanic starting place, and schooling. It additionally compares attitudes in 2008 with 1998, 1988, and (if to be had) 1978, interpreting how critiques have replaced in the course of these 3 a long time.

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By 2002, only 35 percent felt that way, while 47 percent said we spent the right amount and 11 percent said we spent too little on space exploration. The largest share of the public thought we spent too much on welfare in 2002, but this figure is down considerably from the majority who felt that way at various times during the past three decades. Spending on foreign aid gets the least public support. The majority of Americans think we spend too much on foreign aid. 23 Spending on Education, 1973 to 2002 We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively.

The largest share of the public thinks we spend the right amount of money on highways, mass transportation, space exploration, the condition of blacks, and the military. The majority thinks we spend the right amount on parks and recreation. Over the past three decades, the only significant shift in opinion regarding these issues is growing support for space exploration. In 1973, the majority of American thought we spent too much on space exploration. By 2002, only 35 percent felt that way, while 47 percent said we spent the right amount and 11 percent said we spent too little on space exploration.

Are we spending too much, too little money, or about the right amount on improving and protecting the environment? 25 Spending on Drug Addiction, 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 dealing with drug addiction? 26 Spending on Halting Crime, 1973 to 2002 We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively.

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