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State of the Nation III
State of the Nation III
By William Watts and Lloyd A. Free
Lexington Books (for Potomac Associates), 1978, 238 pp

Compact, professional, and with well-written individual chapters on events from 1974 to 1976, the volume gains added force from its consistent use of essentially the same polling methods for 1976 as in 1972 and 1974, and in a few cases going back to roughly 1960. Both a good browse and an important source for the changing preoccupations of Americans in a troubled time. The material on foreign policy attitudes and the public credit of institutions and groups is particularly telling.