Chapter 4 - Political Culture Figures

Chapter 4- - http/pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/258 6 7 U.S is Atypical in its Level of Religiosity 8 Similar Patterns within American States 9

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5 American Individualism According to the book: – “the American belief in individual responsibility … is not closely tied to the actual social and economic circumstances in which Americans find themselves.” Somewhat true, but perceptions of the determinants of success vary significantly by income level: 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 <$30k $30k-$75k >$75k % Agreeing that: "Success is determined by outside forces beyond the control of the individual." Source: 2007 Pew Global Attitudes Project
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Unformatted text preview: http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/258.pdf 6 7 U.S. is Atypical in its Level of Religiosity 8 Similar Patterns within American States 9 American Cultural Exceptionalism • Most Americans (55%) believe their culture is “superior to others,” a belief that is more rare in most Western publics. – Note: 68% of Italians agree with the same statement. – And outside of North America and Western Europe, attitudes of cultural superiority are more common....
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Chapter 4- - http/pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/258 6 7 U.S is Atypical in its Level of Religiosity 8 Similar Patterns within American States 9

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