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43 Examples of Social Values

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Social values are principles that are adopted by a society to guide its direction and administration. These guide the constitutions, laws, policies and culture of societies. Social values are foundational and durable but also change with time. The following are common social values.
Accountability
Civility
Cultural Rights
Democracy / Representative Government
Economic Freedom
Economic Growth / Sustainable Development
Environmental Protection
Equal Opportunity
Equality Under The Law
Eradication of Poverty
Fair Competition
Freedom from Arbitrary Detention
Freedom from Bondage and Slavery
Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Freedom of Assembly & Association
Freedom of Movement
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
Human Dignity
Human Rights
Individual Rights
Individual's Right to Life
Liberty / Freedom
Mutual Respect
Non-discrimination
Peace
Personal Sovereignty
Presumption of Innocence and Right of Defense
Pursuit of Happiness
Reciprocity
Respect for Private Life / Privacy
Responsibility / Personal Responsibility
Right to Marry and Found a Family
Right to Political Participation
Right to Property
Right to Security
Rights of the Child (e.g. Right to Play)
Rule of Law
Social Progress
Solidarity
The Common Good
Tolerance
Truth / Transparency

Notes

Social values are relevant to the structure and governance of a society and shouldn't be confused with personal values such as "friendship."
The social values above were primarily extracted from the constitutional law and documents of the United States and The European Union.
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References

National Archives, "The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription."
European Union, "Aims and values."
Official Journal of the European Union, "CONSOLIDATED VERSIONS
OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION AND THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION."

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