Restless Minds will compare Canadian, American attitudes

Over the last 24 years, Canadian pollster and author Michael Adams has been tracking the evolution of social values in Canada and how those values compare with views held by Americans.

At its January 2015 meeting, the Restless Minds discussion group will consider how Americans and Canadians see various issues: ecology, religion, wealth and income redistribution, violence, health care, immigration, patriotism, the family and government.

Discussion leader will be Rod Hayward, a Canadian, who said the discussion will focus on perceptions rather than practices.

The Tuesday, January 13 meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts and Crafts Center.

Restless Minds is a monthly discussion group. Meetings are open to anyone with an inquisitive, open mind. There are no dues or membership requirements. Just show up and participate in the discussion.

Among the questions Rod expects to raise are:

How similar are American and Canadian views?

Are American and Canadian views merging or becoming more distinct?

How informed are our perceptions of one another?

Can Americans learn anything from their northern neighbors to resolve the social and political problems that plague the U.S. today?

What can Canada learn from the United States?

For more information on Restless Minds call Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed at 480-883-7410.