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AO-10045-70

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT 06269-9000)
Burns Roper (Project Director: 03/01/1970 to present)

Pilot Study of Basic Values

Funds to develop an instrument for determining the extent to which changes might be occuring in the basic values commonly believed to be held by Americans. ABSTRACT: This study was undertaken as an aid to the work of the National Goals Research staff. The purpose of the study was to develop an instrument for determining the extent to which changes might be occruing in the basic values commonly believed to be held by most Americans. Such changes might lie at the bottom of the gap between generation and between minorities and the majority. The questionnaire developed for the study concerned values affecting: 1) our economic system; 2) our system of education; 3) our system of government; 4) our religious institutions; and 5) our social mores (or life styles). For test purposes respnses to the questionnaire were solicited from four specific groups in the population; 1) male college student from 18-25 years; 2) male Negroes from 18-25 years (not college men); 3) male blue collar workers from 18-25 years; 4) male whites from 35-49 years of age, in the middle to upper-middle economic bracket. A total of 200 individuals were interviewed. On the basis of the test, the contractors reported that the questionnaire can serve as a useful instrument for collecting certain kinds of information on popularly held beliefs.

Project fields:
Social Sciences, General

Program:
Program Development/Planning Grants

Division:
Agency-wide Projects

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 4/30/1970