April 20, 1998

Pew Values Update: American Social Beliefs 1997 – 1987

Individualism Still Strong

Survey Methodology

Pew Values Update

Results for the November 1997 Values Update Survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates among a nationwide sample of 1,165 adults, 18 years of age or older, during the period November 5-9, 1997 and November 13-17, 1997. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.