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Author Marsden, Peter V
Title Social Trends in American Life : Findings from the General Social Survey Since 1972
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction and overview -- Trends in Social and Political Orientations -- 2 On the seemingly relentless Progress in Americans' support for Free Expression, 1972-2006 -- 3 The Real record on racial Attitudes -- 4 Gender role Attitudes since 1972: Are southerners Distinctive? -- 5 Public opinion in the "Age of reagan": Political trends 1972-2006 -- 6 Crime, Punishment, and social Disorder: crime rates and trends in Public opinion over More than three Decades -- Changes in Confidence and Connections -- 7 Trends in confidence in institutions, 1973-2006 -- 8 Continuity and change in American religion, 1972-2008 -- 9 Trends in informal social Participation, 1974-2008 -- Stability and Flux in Social Indicators -- 10 Income, Age, and Happiness in America -- 11 Religion and Happiness -- 12 Labor Force insecurity and U.s. Work Attitudes, 1970s-2006 -- 13 Population trends in Verbal intelligence in the United states -- Appendix: the General social survey Project -- Index
Social Trends in American Life assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social Survey--a social science project that has tracked demographic and attitudinal trends in the United States since 1972--it offers a window into diverse facets of American life, from intergroup relations to political views and orientations, social affiliations, and perceived well-being. Among the book's many important findings are the greater willingness of ordinary Americans to accord rights of free expression to unpopular groups, to endorse formal racial equality, and to accept nontraditional roles for women in the workplace, politics, and the family. Some, but not all, signs indicate that political conservatism has grown, while a few suggest that Republicans and Democrats are more polarized. Some forms of social connectedness such as neighboring have declined, as has confidence in government, while participation in organized religion has softened. Despite rising standards of living, American happiness levels have changed little, though financial and employment insecurity has risen over three decades. Social Trends in American Life provides an invaluable perspective on how Americans view their lives and their society, and on how these views have changed over the last two generations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Marsden, Peter V. Social Trends in American Life : Findings from the General Social Survey Since 1972 Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2012 9780691133317
Subject Public opinion -- United States.;Social surveys -- United States.;United States -- Social conditions
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