Since All in the Family first aired in 1971, many articles and publications were written on the show. Many books and thesis' compared Archie Bunker to the "common male, 50-ish in age' American of that time.
The study of roles, gender and character identification played important aspects to All in the Family and the 1970s, in whole. Many women, particularly identified with Edith Bunker and admired her stance on women's rights.
Take a look at some of the facts studied on the show. It's interesting that many behavioral aspects and outcomes still apply today!