Public Opinion on the Family - Status Of The Family, Family Diversity, Religion And The American Family, Family Life In The Technology Age
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Families provide a loving environment where children can flourish; and they help ensure that cultural traditions and timeless values are passed on
to future generations.… Strong families play a critical role in developing the character of our Nation. They teach children important standards of conduct such as accepting responsibility, respecting others, and distinguishing the difference between right and wrong. By helping America's youth to grow into mature, thoughtful, and caring citizens, families help make our communities and our Nation
safer and more civilized.
President George W. Bush, Proclamation of National Family Week 2002
Just before the dawn of the twenty-first century, interviewers for the Roper Institute asked Americans whether life for their family had improved since 1950. Regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or educational level, about two-thirds (63%) said that life was better at the close of the century than it had been in the
past. In the public perception, women, persons with disabilities, and Africa…
Questions about family values have generally included issues concerning the current diversity of family structures. A 1998 survey by Lou Harris and Associates asked women, "Do you think that society should value only certain types of families, like those with two parents, or should society value all types of families?" More
than nine out of ten respondents (93%) thought that society …
Periodically, the Gallup organization interviewed Americans on the role of religion in their lives. In 2000 the poll found that 68% of Americans claimed to be members of a church or synagogue, a percentage that had changed little over the past sixty years. About one-third of Americans claimed they went to church or synagogue
at least once a week, and 11% said they went almost every week. Another 1…
The Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2003 reports that more American households had at least one television set (98.2%) than had a telephone (94.6%) in 2001. Cable television was new in 1970, reaching just 6.7% of homes, and video cassette recorders, or VCRs, were unknown. By 2003 the average home had 2.4 television
sets, and 86.2% of homes had a VCR; 68% of homes had cable TV. (See Tabl…
A 2001 Roper Center report, To the Test, includes a Gallup survey that asked what national issues were most important for the president and congress to address. Education topped the list, with 93% of respondents listing it as very important or extremely important. As recently as 1993, education ranked fifth on the survey list
after health care, the economy, employment, and the federal budget defic…
Despite predictions of natural disasters, terrorism, and environmental calamities, Americans at the turn of the twenty-first century expressed confidence that life would continue to get better. A 2000 survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reveals that more than four-fifths of Americans were optimistic
about the welfare of themselves and their families. Their predictions fo…
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