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Democrats and Republicans--rhetoric and reality : comparing the voters in statistics and anecdotes

Author: Joseph Fried
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Fried
ISBN: 9780875866031 0875866034 9780875866048 0875866042 9780875866055 0875866050
OCLC Number: 183179592
Description: xiv, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cover --
Table Of Contents --
Preface --
Chapter 1: Lifestyle Differences --
Introduction --
General excitement --
Details --
Family, relationships, and sex --
Health and fitness --
Religion --
Entertainment and leisure --
Family finances --
Habitat --
Miscellaneous --
Trivia --
Conclusions --
Chapter 2: Who Is More Intelligent, Knowledgeable, and Educated? --
Introduction --
Details --
Who has more civic and political knowledge? --
Who has more scientific knowledge? --
Who has more formal education? --
Who is more intelligent? --
Analysis: Why Is There a Disparity? --
What Factors Correlate With Education? --
Conclusions --
Chapter 3: Who Is the Better "Working Man"? --
Introduction --
The Better Working Man --
Who is more likely to work for a living? --
Who is the more valuable worker, and why? --
The Better Working Woman --
Earnings and hours worked --
Other factors related to women workers --
Miscellaneous Work Factors for Men and Women --
Work "prestige" --
Type of work --
Other work-related information --
Conclusions --
Chapter 4: Who Gives More to Charity? --
Introduction --
Details --
Donations --
Volunteerism --
Analysis: Why Some People Give More --
Income level --
Religious beliefs and political ideology --
Conclusions --
Chapter 5: Who Pays More Taxes? --
Introduction --
Details --
Federal taxes --
State and local taxes --
Total taxes: federal, state, and local --
Conclusions --
Chapter 6: Who Is the Better Citizen? --
Introduction --
Details --
Who supports First Amendment rights? --
Who is more bigoted? --
Who contributes more to society? --
Who is more likely to participate in the political process? --
Who is more likely to avoid negative social behavior? --
Conclusions --
Chapter 7: Who Gets More from Social Security and Medicare? --
Introduction --
Caveats --
Details --
Social Security --
Medicare --
Conclusions --
Chapter 8: Who gets more welfare? --
Introduction --
Details --
Traditional (social) welfare --
Corporate welfare --
Conclusions --
Chapter 9: Who Is Happier, Who Is More Miserable, and Why? --
Introduction --
Do narrow, selfish goals lead to happiness? --
Details --
Who is happier? --
Who is more miserable? --
Why are there differences in happiness? --
Does cynicism lead to sadness? (a theory) --
Conclusions --
Chapter 10: Who Grows Up to be a Democrat, And Who Grows Up to be a Republican? --
Introduction --
Details --
How political viewpoints develop --
The parents of Democrats and Republicans --
Childhood life --
Conclusions --
Chapter 11: Do Deviants Grow Up to be Republicans? --
Introduction --
Details of a Seriously Flawed Study --
The terms "liberal" and "conservative" are too vague. --
Researcher assessments added circularity. --
Did Democrats make the conservatives look bad? --
Researcher bias --
Conclusions --
Chapter 12: Lessons to be Learned --
In My Opinion --
Introduction --
Details --
A lesson from Chapter 1: Delay having that first child --
A lesson from Chapter 2: Make civics education mandatory --
A lesson from Chapter 3: Work is the key to success --
A lesson from Chapter 4: Op.
Responsibility: Joseph Fried.
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