Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.445-448 SIEC No: 19880908

This is a summary of a study to determine if people generally accept the beliefs of the American ideology of equality & opportunity. Probability area samples were drawn from a Michhigan city (111 interviewers from a high economic-low suicide social area; 85, from a low economic-high suicide area). The general hypotheses seem to be supported but not universally; the ideology appears to be strongest among those who profit most from the system which the ideology explains & defends. (GW)