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Social Trends in American Life Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

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ISBN-10: 0691155909

ISBN-13: 9780691155906

Edition: 2012

Authors: Peter V. Marsden

List price: $42.00
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Social Trends in American Lifeassembles 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…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Peter V. Marsden is the Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology, Harvard College Professor, and Dean of Social Science at Harvard University. He coedited the second edition of the "Handbook of Survey Research".

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overview
Trends in Social and Political Orientations
On the Seemingly Relentless Progress in Americans' Support for Free Expression, 1972-2006
The Real Record on Racial Attitudes
Gender Role Attitudes since 1972: Are Southerners Distinctive?
Public Opinion in the "Age of Reagan": Political Trends 1972-2006
Crime, Punishment, and Social Disorder: Crime Rates and Trends in Public Opinion over More Than Three Decades
Changes in Confidence and Connections
Trends in Confidence in Institutions, 1973-2006
Continuity and Change in American Religion, 1972-2008
Trends in Informal Social Participation, 1974-2008
Stability and Flux in Social Indicators
Income, Age, and Happiness in America
Religion and Happiness
Labor Force Insecurity and U.S. Work Attitudes, 1970s-2006
Population Trends in Verbal Intelligence in the United States
Appendix: The General Social Survey Project