ERIC Number: ED071574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Student Opinion Survey: Survey Study 2. 1972 Freshmen.
The Summer Planning Conferences are sessions attended by incoming freshmen to orient them to the State University of New York at Buffalo. During the day and a half they attend a conference, these future students become acquainted with the campus, they plan their academic program for the fall semester, and they complete various inventories for research purposes. One such inventory completed by the 1972 freshmen class was the Student Opinion Survey, a survey designed to elicit incoming freshmen's opinions about the following topics: politics, the United States, welfare and poverty, social class and mobility, and race. These students expressed a desire for democracy and egalitarianism. They favored citizen participation in government. They did not seem to be optimistic about social equality becoming a reality, though they were in favor of economic assistance to those who need it. Financial help seems to be the extent to which these students believe that social equality should be overtly encouraged, and they did not impute to either whites or non-whites a special obligation to work toward racial equality. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.