Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Attitude Census

Here's a great little slide show from the Times: 18 graphs that give a snapshot of Americans' social attitudes over the last 35 years. It's gleaned from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago's General Social Survey, which has been conducted annually or bi-annually since 1972.

So let's see how well you know your fellow Americans. What percentage of those surveyed:

  1. Think that generally speaking, people can be trusted?
  2. Find life, in general, exciting?
  3. Believe that men are more suited to politics than women?
  4. Support legal abortion for any reason?
  5. Would say they belong to the upper class? 

Give your answers in the comments before you click through, without any subsequent spoilers for those who follow. Extra credit if you can say whether the trend has risen, fallen or stayed constant over time.

Posted by Judah in:  Odds & Ends   

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