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  • How have cultural shifts affected daily life in the US?
  • How have cultural shifts affected daily life in the US?
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A cultural snapshot of the United States

Is patriotism still an obsession among Americans? And do they still love their cars? In our 2014 / 15 cultural snapshot of the United States, we demystify cultural myths, shed light on the country’s economic outlook, and explore the emerging and established trends across eleven sectors.

Location United States

The US has long held the self-given title of ‘leader of the free world’, with the lofty ideals of democracy and freedom attracting millions of people from all corners of the globe. But after a deep recession and a growing social inequality, is the American Dream moving out of reach for ordinary Americans? Despite the slow economic recovery, the US still attracts large numbers of people to its shores. And as a result, the last census in 2010 showed a country in cultural flux, with the Asian and Hispanic population growing at the fastest rate. But how have these cultural ...



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