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The majority of the public has favored physician-assisted suicide for decades. There is little difference in support by sex, age, or education. Blacks are least likely to support physician-assisted suicide, with half in favor and half opposed. harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist 38 AMERICAN ATTITUDES THE PUBLIC ARENA Most Would Permit a Racist to Give a Speech The majority of the public thinks diverse viewpoints deﬁnitely or probably should be heard at public meetings, published in books, and included in public libraries.
Harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist AMERICAN ATTITUDES 27 The Public Believes Another World War Is Coming Most Americans—even most women—feel safe in their neighborhood, but they do not feel as conﬁdent about their safety in the world. When asked whether they would be afraid to walk alone at night in the area around their house, 67 percent say no. But the 53 percent majority of the public believes the United States will become involved in a World War within 10 years. People aged 18 to 44 are much more likely than the oldest adults to feel this way.
When asked whether they would be afraid to walk alone at night in the area around their house, 67 percent say no. But the 53 percent majority of the public believes the United States will become involved in a World War within 10 years. People aged 18 to 44 are much more likely than the oldest adults to feel this way. harcsda+gss08; calculations by New Strategist 30 AMERICAN ATTITUDES THE PUBLIC ARENA Americans Strongly Favor Gun Control Nearly 80 percent of Americans think a police permit should be required before someone can buy a gun—a percentage that has not changed much over the decades.