THE PEOPLE: America's Mood

What kind of America is waiting for Jimmy Carter? What is the mood of the country he will govern ? To find out, TIME correspondents across the country talked to people from all levels of American society about their morale, their current concerns, their hopes and fears about the future, their expectations for the new Administration. Herewith the report from Washington Bureau Chief Hugh Sidey, followed by reports from New England, the Middle Atlantic, the South, the Midwest and the West:

The quadrennial celebration of the near future is upon the U.S. From...

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