One of the more notable findings of this year's Houston Area Survey is the significant increase in the percentage of people who agree with the suggestion that the government should help narrow the income gap between the rich and poor. But, at the same time, people are sharply divided between the need for government programs, and the need to reduce the federal debt. Rice University sociology professor and Kinder Institute for Urban Research Stephen Klineberg and KUHF's David Pitman continue their conversation on this year's survey results.
The idea of having a house in the suburbs is rapidly losing its luster among folks in Houston. This year's Houston Area Survey finds a significant increase in the number of people who are sick and tired of burning up their precious money and time on the road.
After three decades of conducting the Houston Area Survey, Rice University sociology professor Stephen Klineberg says there's been a permanent attitude shift on some of the most contentious social issues of our time. In the first of a two-part series of conversations on this year's findings of the Houston Area Survey, Klineberg talks with David Pitman about how some attitudes have changed, while others remain the same.
Rice University Sociology Professor Stephen Klineberg and KUHF's David Pitman discuss some of the key findings from this year's Houston Area Survey — notably how people in the area are worried about America's future, yet they're more confident in an improving quality of life in Houston.