Sociological Questions John Irvin February 18, 2008 Intro to Sociology 100-002
Does the over consumption of alcohol disrupt the American family structure? Is there a correlation between binge drinking and the college dropout rate?
Does treatment of HIV and AIDS vary between social class and ethnicity? How does celebrity participation in benefits, such as the Live 8 concert, impact American’s decision to donate money towards the cause?
Are media driven recycling campaigns effective in enticing people to recycle? Does one’s membership in a higher social class have an effect in their inclination to recycle?
Are college graduates more likely to receive their news from a newspaper or TV? How do advertising inserts affect American’s purchases during the Christmas season?
How has television restructured the relationships between American middle class families? Do programs emphasize on fashion impact overweight girls self image?
Does the quality of one’s footwear indicate their socioeconomic status? Does the appeal of name brand shoes, such as Nike, correlate with theft rates among people in a lower class society?
Does the socioeconomic status impact the quality of food a family consumes? How does the American idea of portions affect obesity rates?
Does one’s location in the country impact their inclination to purchase weapons for home protection? To what degree does one’s political association determine their stance on gun control?
How does the behavior of profession sports athletes influence America’s youth’s perception of right and wrong? Does one’s membership in a minority social group cause one to take more gambling risks?
Does the teaching of Abstinence only education in Inner city schools have an effect on birth rates among teens? How does the gay community’s advocating for condom use impacted the spread of STDs?