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Who do you think we are?

No this isn’t a new FGI poll 🙂 In today’s NY Times, there’s an op-ed article entitled, “Op-Art: Who Do You Think We Are?” by Ben Schott (author of “Schott’s Original Miscellany” and “Schott’s Almanac,” a yearbook of American society, both must-have books for any serious trivia junky!). The article talks about the General Social Survey, which has been exploring the American psyche for 34 years. After the US Census, the GSS is the most frequently analyzed data source in the social sciences. The GSS is administered by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

Don’t forget to check out the multimedia component of the article to see some of the questions that have been asked over the years (link opens a new browser window).

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