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By Robert Coles, Ph. D.; James D. Hunter, Ph. D.; Louis Harris Associates, Inc.; and, John See, Ph. D. (New York, N.Y.: Girl Scouts of the USA, 1989). (Executive Summary, 12 pp.)
This is a study of the range of American children's beliefs and moral values and the consequences in their lives—the first such study ever done in the U.S. Conducted between October and November of 1989, the study targeted over 5,000 girls and boys across racial/ethnic groups between fourth grade and twelfth grade in public, private and parochial schools all across the nation through comprehensive questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups.
The Girl Scouts of the USA, in conducting this study with Harris Scholastic Research (a division of Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.), sought the answers to the following questions:
Download the executive summary of Girl Scouts Survey on The Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children (1989) below to read about the study's findings.
For more information about this publications, e-mail the Girl Scout Research Institute or call (800) GSUSA 4 U.
Girl Scouts Survey on The Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children