American+society+and+values_data

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Educational Attainment of the US Population, 1947- Educational Attainment of the US Population, 1947- 2003 2003
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Religious Commitment in Selected Countries, 1970s (%) Religious Commitment in Selected Countries, 1970s (%) Country Religious beliefs very important Believe in God or a universal spirit Believe in life after death United States 58 94 71 Canada 36 89 54 Italy 36 88 46 United Kingdom 23 80 48 France 22 72 33 Germany 17 65 35 Japan 14 44 18
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Values – the American Creed Values – the American Creed creed = a confession of creed = a confession of faith faith , , dogma dogma LIBERTY EQUALITY INDIVIDUALISM SELF- GOVERNMENT DIVERSITY UNITY Freedom of choice, speech, and opinion (w/ procedural restrictions) Equal status under law and equality of opportunity Self-reliance and preference of private over public (mostly economic individualism) People as source of authority and majority rule Differences stem from self-interest and should be respected Union formed by people is indivisible (although people may be disillusioned)
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course POLS-Y 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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