Some have suggested that Hurricane Katrina â€” in addition to transforming the countryâ€™s landscape â€” could also transform the countryâ€™s attitudes about race, poverty and government.
But this survey conducted by the Pew Research Center suggests otherwise. It found Americansâ€™ long-term views on poverty, race and government to be about the same as they were before the hurricane.
Those hoping that Katrina would be a catalyst for sweeping societal changes may be disappointed. It seems peopleâ€™s fundamental views are not easily uprooted.
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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