People around the world may think that the people of a particular country believe this or believe that. And sometimes they might be right. But wait a little and things may change. For certain issues, things have changed very quickly in the US, for example.
Here are some interesting graphics about how views — and policies — have changed on 6 key social and political issues:
- interracial marriage
- prohibition (prohibiting the making, buying and selling of alcohol)
- women’s suffrage (the right to vote)
- same-sex marriage
- recreational marijuana (vs. medical marijuana)
Click on the screenshot below to see more graphics and details:
I would love to see a similar set of graphics for social changes in Japan. Research project idea, anyone?
What are the issues you could look at? Immigration, maybe? Attitudes towards nuclear power? Article 9 of the constitution? Women in the workplace? English language education?