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Human Values and Beliefs

A Cross-Cultural Sourcebook

Ronald Inglehart, Miguel Basanez, and Alejandro Moreno

Publication Year: 1998

For over twenty-five years Ronald Inglehart and his colleagues have been collecting survey data on the beliefs and opinions of people all over the world on a variety of topics. This work led Inglehart to expound his noted theory about the development of post-materialist values in developed countries and explore its effect on politics. This book, based on the most comprehensive of these surveys, the World Values Survey conducted in over forty countries from 1990-93, publishes for the first time all of the findings of this survey. The questions cover issues such as politics, economics, religion, family life, and gender roles, and reflect differences in response by age, gender, economic standing, and education. This book provides a wealth of data that will appeal to social scientists, journalists, people in international business, and policy makers interested in understanding social, political, or cultural attitudes in different countries. Ronald Inglehart is Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, and coauthor of Value Change in Global Perspective, as well as many other books and articles. Miguel Basanez is Professor of Political Science, Institutio Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and director of MORI de Mexico. Alejandro Moreno is Professor of Political Science, Institutio Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Published by: University of Michigan Press

Contents

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pp. vii-

List of Tables by Topic

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pp. ix-xiii

List of Figures and Tables by Number

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pp. xv-xix

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Foreword

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pp. xxi-

One of the most difficult tasks in social science is that of gathering and interpreting cross-national survey data. The task is complicated by differences in culture, language, social context, education levels, political acceptability, and survey instrumentation. Researchers have their own experiences, feelings, and knowledge about how surveys should be conducted in their own country, ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-24

This book enables the reader to examine the basic values and attitudes of the peoples of more than 40 societies around the world. Based on the 1990-93 World Values Survey, it provides standardized cross-cultural measures of people's values and goals concerning politics, economics, religion, sexual behavior, gender roles, family values, and ecological concerns. ...

Overall Margins

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pp. 25-60

Tables and Figures

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pp. 61-466

Technical Note

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pp. 467-476

Publications Based on the 1990 World Values Surveys

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pp. 477-492

World Values Survey 1990 Questionnaire

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pp. 493-530

Index

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pp. 531-534


E-ISBN-13: 9780472027163
E-ISBN-10: 0472027166
Print-ISBN-13: 9780472108336
Print-ISBN-10: 0472108336

Page Count: 560
Illustrations: 344 tables, 65 figures, 28-page questionnaire
Publication Year: 1998