What's Wrong
A Survey of American Satisfaction and Complaint

  • Title:

    What's Wrong
  • Format:

    Paperback
  • Paperback Price:

    14.95
  • Paperback ISBN:

    0844739553
  • Paperback Dimensions:

    0.51'' x 8.93'' x 5.98''
  • 153 Paperback pages
  • Buy the Book

Download file The full text of this book is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

What's wrong--and what's right--about America today? Everett Carll Ladd and Karlyn Bowman listen as Americans answer those questions in this indispensable guide to the mood of the country. Using survey data, the authors check America's vital signs: they explore its promise and its problems, its hopes and expectations, its ideals and fears. In many areas, Americans are satisfied and confident. The foundations of our constitutional system are strong. The core values that have defined the nation remain firmly in place. Opportunity is present for us and our children.

In other areas, Americans see many problems in the country today. The federal government is not working well. The moral dimension of national life leaves us deeply troubled. The performance of many institutions falls far short of the ideal.

What's Wrong contains data from hundreds of public opinion surveys conducted over the past sixty years, distilled in easy-to-read tables. This valuable handbook is essential for anyone wanting to understand Americans and America today.

Everett Carll Ladd is the director of the Institute for Social Inquiry at the University of Connecticut. Karlyn H. Bowman is a resident fellow at AEI.

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author

 

Karlyn
Bowman
  • Karlyn Bowman compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, NAFTA and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women's attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics because of key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com.
  • Phone: 2028625910
    Email: kbowman@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Andrew Rugg
    Phone: 2028625917
    Email: andrew.rugg@aei.org

What's new on AEI

image The Census Bureau and Obamacare: Dumb decision? Yes. Conspiracy? No.
image A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
image Give the CBO long-range tools
image The coming collapse of India's communists
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 14
    MON
  • 15
    TUE
  • 16
    WED
  • 17
    THU
  • 18
    FRI
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Calling treason by its name: A conversation with Liam Fox

Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead

How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.

No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled today.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.