Socioeconomic and Political Tenets
The discussion of people's perceptions of values and issues continues in this chapter by focusing on a number of basic socioeconomic and political tenets. These tenets broadly relate to views about capitalism and socialism, the need to change political ideologies, and the effectiveness of government. The perceptions about these tenets by respondents from the eight countries surveyed are compared.
The perceived emphasis on capitalism by respondents is reflected in the four general propositions summarized next. These propositions include some basic views and some related requisites related to more capitalistic societies. The mean response of respondents from each country surveyed, and the average mean (A.M.) of the eight means, are shown for each proportion.
|1. Capitalism usually reduces unemployment/poverty.|
2. Capitalism usually results in high level of innovation and motivation|
|3. Economic development requires political democracy.|