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Social trends in American life : findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Author: Peter V Marsden; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Priceton University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intends to provide 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter V Marsden; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691133317 069113331X 9780691155906 0691155909
OCLC Number: 953168858
Awards: Winner of AAPOR Book Award 2015
Description: XIV, 386 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments ix Contributors xiii 1 Introduction and Overview 1 Peter V. Marsden Trends in Social and Political Orientations 2 On the Seemingly Relentless Progress in Americans' Support for Free Expression, 1972-2006 19 James A. Davis 3 The Real Record on Racial Attitudes 38 Lawrence D. Bobo, Camille Z. Charles, Maria Krysan, and Alicia D. Simmons 4 Gender Role Attitudes since 1972: Are Southerners Distinctive? 84 Karen E. Campbell and Peter V. Marsden 5 Public Opinion in the "Age of Reagan": Political Trends 1972-2006 117 Jeff Manza, Jennifer A. Heerwig, and Brian J. McCabe 6 Crime, Punishment, and Social Disorder: Crime Rates and Trends in Public Opinion over More Than Three Decades 146 James D. Wright, Jana L. Jasinski, and Drew Noble Lanier Changes in Confidence and Connections 7 Trends in Confidence in Institutions, 1973-2006 177 Tom W. Smith 8 Continuity and Change in American Religion, 1972-2008 212 Mark Chaves and Shawna Anderson 9 Trends in Informal Social Participation, 1974-2008 240 Peter V. Marsden and Sameer B. Srivastava Stability and Flux in Social Indicators 10 Income, Age, and Happiness in America 267 Glenn Firebaugh and Laura Tach 11 Religion and Happiness 288 Michael Hout and Andrew Greeley 12 Labor Force Insecurity and U.S. Work Attitudes, 1970s-2006 315 Arne L. Kalleberg and Peter V. Marsden 13 Population Trends in Verbal Intelligence in the United States 338 Duane F. Alwin and Julianna Pacheco Appendix: The General Social Survey Project 369 Peter V. Marsden and Tom W. Smith Index 379
Responsibility: ed. by Peter V. Marsden.

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