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Five biggest social problems and five best things about America!

Social Experiment: I need you to list the five biggest social problems in america and the five best things about living in America! Its for Sociology class please help!

I need both answers too not just the social problems. Both the social problems and best things about america! thanks!

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Asked by jaelynsmama07 at 8:20 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I think the absence of strong male rolw models in the african american community is one of the social problems heres a stat.

    Statistics show that only 37% of black children live with both parents. The remaining 63% live with one parent or with other relatives.

    2) Government size and spending.

    3) Decline of morality in the media.

    4) Individual fiscal responsibility

    5) Decline of the Traditional family.

    Top 5 reasons its great to live in America.
    ! Generosity In 2000, Americans gave more than $200 billion in charity, dwarfing the amount donated elsewhere.

    2)Personal Freedoms other p[laces simply do not have.

    3)Cultual diversity, the right to pick your own religion without being stoned in the streets.

    4) The American Spirit.

    5) Food labeling requirements and safety.

    Answer by okmommy08 at 8:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Thats a very interesting statistic thank you so much for sharing!!

    Comment by jaelynsmama07 (original poster) at 8:48 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • No problem I miss being in college and writing papers, this was fun :)

    Answer by okmommy08 at 8:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I agree sociology is one of my favorite classes! I

    Comment by jaelynsmama07 (original poster) at 8:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • This was very hard for me, lol

    5 Biggest Social Problems (in no particular order)
    1. Bullying (children and adult alike)
    2. The physical standards women are expected live by
    3. Parents lack of interest in their children
    4. Racism/sexism and all those
    5. Lack of respect for others

    5 Best Things about Living in America (in no particular order)
    1. The diversity
    2. The level of education we can choose to take advantage of
    3. Having the choice to have a family, a career or a mixture
    4. Having a choice in religion, government, etc.
    5. Openmindedness (is that a word? LOL)

    Answer by ILoveCade at 8:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • From my husband, who is more into thing such as this
    The Good
    Free Market Economics
    -Businesses are allowed to fail or succeed on their own (although that is being tested today).
    Freedom of Relgion
    -Each person is free to worship as he or she sees fit without government interference that is imposed on individuals in other countries.
    Advancement of Healthcare
    -We have some of the best healthcare technology available in the world
    Freedom of the press
    -No state run newspapers to give us only the info they want us to hear.
    Low food costs
    - Americans spend less on food than any other country due to advancements in Agriculture. 2% of Americans feed the other 98%.
    The Bad
    Increased Power by the Federal Government
    2 Party Political System
    We were warned about this from our forefathers.
    Possibility of Privatized Healthcare
    -Where has it really worked for better healthcare in other cou

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:11 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Continued:
    Where has this really worked for better healthcare in other countries? I don't want to wait months for surgery that I need because it isn't deemed as a necessity by the government. When doctors are salaried they will not do more when they will receive the same pay check by doing less work. The salaries of nurses will also decline leading to a nursing shortage bigger than it already is. No one would want to go to school that long and take classes that tough to make $8.00 an hour to wipe butts.

    Politicians involved in Oil
    -I know people who have served overseas in the Middle East. Gas prices over there are around $.06 a gallon. They don't understand why it is so much higher over here. They have been selling oil to us at the same price for years, yet gas prices continue to rise.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:14 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Five Social problems:

    1. Public Schools
    Overcrowded, safety issues, budget issues, teaching to an average rather than challenging name a few problems

    2. Unemployment- no jobs and a poor economy are a bad combination.

    3. Media- no ethics or morals anymore...or unbiased news reports.

    4. Lack of traditional values- Traditional family values are collapsing

    5. Government- What happened to "We the people?" Now it is "We the bureaucrats!"

    Five best things:

    1. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights

    2. Freedom

    3. Equal opportunity

    4. Technology

    5. Diversity

    Answer by spottedpony at 2:59 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Worst:

    1. Lack of values and ethics. Traditional families are few and far between, teen pregnancy is no longer taboo.
    2. Media's standards. They will put anything on tv these days.
    3. Unemployment/economy. Pretty self explanitory
    4. Lack of pride in our country. A LOT of people didnt care that our national antham was flubbed. They said "She's human, she made a mistake, get over it" Yes some were outraged but it should have been everyone.
    5. Our government. spottedpony said it best...its no longer "We the People"

    1. Medical care. Yes its expensive but its still the best care you can get.
    2. Technology
    3. Freedom. We still mostly have the freedom to go about our lives as we see fit.
    4. The opertunities we have
    5. Gun laws. You have the right to own as many as you want or none.

    Answer by Jwick at 11:33 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

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