Recent Social Trends in the United States: Report of the President's Research Committee on Social Trends - Vol. 1

Recent Social Trends in the United States: Report of the President's Research Committee on Social Trends - Vol. 1

Recent Social Trends in the United States: Report of the President's Research Committee on Social Trends - Vol. 1

Recent Social Trends in the United States: Report of the President's Research Committee on Social Trends - Vol. 1

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In the autumn of 1929 I asked a group of eminent scientists to examine into the feasibility of a national survey of social trends in the United States, and in December of that year I named the present Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Wesley C. Mitchell to undertake the researches and make a report. The survey is entirely the work of the committee and its experts, as it was my desire to have a complete, impartial examination of the facts. The Committee's own report, which is the first section of the published work and is signed by members, reflects their collective judgment of the material and sets forth matters of opinion as well as of strict scientific determination.

Since the task assigned to the Committee was to inquire into changing trends, the result is emphasis on elements of instability rather than stability in our social structure.

This study is the latest and most comprehensive of a series, some of them governmental and others privately sponsored, beginning in 1921 with the report on "Waste in Industry" under my chairmanship. It should serve to help all of us to see where social stresses are occurring and where major efforts should be undertaken to deal with them constructively.

HERBERT HOOVER.

THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
October 11, 1932 .

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