No cultural differences in the acceptance of women as managers were discovered. The differences in acceptance were divided solely according to sex. There were differences in the perceived ability of women managers for both the sex and culture variables.
Marijuana and same-sex marriage are two of the fastest changing and most widely debated opinion and policy issues in the United States. Research has examined public opinion on marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage legalization individually, but has neglected to examine these two issues together. We use General Social Survey data from to to compare four groups: 1 those who support neither; 2 those who support marijuana but not same-sex marriage legalization; 3 those who support marriage but not marijuana legalization; and 4 those who support both.
SEATTLE -- For heterosexual couples, most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household labor between husbands and wives, while for same-sex couples, they think the "more masculine" partner and the "more feminine" partner should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, respectively, suggests a new study that will be presented at the th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association ASA. Partner Characteristics and Americans' Attitudes Toward Housework," the study examined responses from a nationally representative survey of more than 1, adults in to determine which characteristics, including relative income, masculine or feminine traits, and sex, shape Americans' ideas about how married couples should divide household labor -- indoor and outdoor chores, as well as childcare. Each respondent was randomly assigned a description of a heterosexual or same-sex couple.
Infor the first time, more people supported same-sex marriage than opposed it. Support has continued to grow, and inmore people than ever agree that same-sex couples should have the right to get married. Fifty-six percent of Americans agree or strongly agree that gay couples should have the right to get married while just 32 percent disagree or strongly disagree. Support is up 8 percentage points since and 45 percentage points since the question was first asked in .
Public acceptance of premarital sex and same-sex relationships is at an all-time high in the United States, according to a study from San Diego State University. Researchers came to that conclusion after combing data from the General Social Surveya national survey of 33, American adults taken between and The researchers said they found substantial differences in attitudes toward sex among different generations.
Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, the emerging hippie subculture captured the attention of the nation. Young people outraged their elders with unconventional haircuts, clothes, and music; skeptical attitudes about property and traditional religion, and, perhaps most shockingly, belief in free sexual expression outside the bounds of marriage. But the poll questions themselves also reveal an increasing openness about sexuality in the s that preceded and anticipated major changes in public attitudes.
With this colorful collection of documents, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz overturns the monolithic picture of Victorian sexual repression to reveal four contending views at play during the antebellum period: earthy American folk wisdom, the anti-flesh teachings of evangelical Christianity, moral reform grounded in science, and the utopian free love movement. Horowitz's introduction discusses how these diverse views shaped the antebellum conversation about the moral, social, and physical implications of sex and reflected the larger cultural and economic changes of this period of rapid industrialization and urban migration. Helpful headnotes contextualize this selection of hard-to-find documents, which includes scientific manuals, religious pamphlets, advertisements, and popular fiction.
If you want to better understand the lack of gender equality in the workplace, look no further than the recent Pew research on how society views gender differences. Decades after Men are from Mars, Women from Venuswe, as a society, still wrestle with the question of how our viewpoints about gender are formed. Is it societal or biological?
The movie has only been shown overseas in two countries —the United Kingdom and Canada. And the US and Europe are on very different pages about what they view as child-appropriate. That decision ushered in the movie rating system we know today: inJack Valenti, a special assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson, became president of the MPAA, and instituted a voluntary movie rating system based not on moral censorship, but rather on information for parents about what their kids could expect to see onscreen.