[lit-ideas] Re: Less Alienated Americans

Isn't three points considered the usual margin of uncertainty? I don't really 
see a 
significant trend here. The concluding paragraph shows that a large majority of 
the USA is 
alienated.

yrs,
andreas
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Subject: [lit-ideas] Less Alienated Americans


> HI,
> So, this was intriguing. I suppose with Bush having won, there are a lot of 
> people who 
> feel that they had a 'part' in it, maybe?  (It's the only thing I can see 
> which made a 
> difference...)
>
> Marlena in Missouri
>
> AMERICANS FEEL LESS ALIENATED
>
> Americans report feeling less alienated than they
> have in the recent past, according to the latest
> Harris Poll's Alienation Index--a measure of
> responses to five key issue areas. Fewer Americans
> in 2004 believed:
>
> * "Most people with power try to take advantage of
> people like you" (53%, down sharply from 60% in
> 2003).
>
> * "What you think doesn't count very much anymore"
> (51%, down from 56%).
>
> * "The people running the country don't really
> care what happens to you" (44%, down from 46%).
>
> * "You're left out of things going on around you"
> (34%, down from 40%).
>
> * "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer"
> (68%, down insignificantly from 69%).
>
> The total Alienation Index is 50, down four points
> from 2003 and one of the lowest levels of
> alienation since 1973.
>
> The most-alienated segments of the U.S. population
> are African Americans (Alienation Index 74),
> Democrats (67), people with household incomes of
> $25,000 or less (63), and Hispanics (62).
>
> SOURCE: Harris Interactive,
> http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index
> .asp?PID=525
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