American- But Still Irish!
|1.||Despite a long period in America, the Irish have not been occupationally successful. They continue to be disproportionately working and lower-middle class in their occupational achievement. Nor are they successful in the educational and academic endeavors: they have failed to contribute their proportionate share of college graduates, scholars, and intellectuals.|
|2.||Despite their membership in the Democratic Party (weakening with suburban integration), the Irish tend to be both conservative and racist.|
|3.||Irish drinkers are more likely to have acute alcohol problems than are other Americans.|
|4.||With Americanization in opposition to the liberal changes of the Second Vatican Council, Irish Catholics are beginning to drift away from their traditional Catholic faith.|
|5.||While the Irish may still be a meaningful group politically, there is very little cultural difference between them and other Americans;|