General Social Survey, 1991

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Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. There are two possible laws to vote on. Which law would you vote for? A. One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) B. The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.
  1) One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans).
  2) The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.
  3) Neither
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 352 34.6% 34.6% -.69
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 605 59.5% 94.1% .09
Neither 29 2.9% 97% .88
Don't know 17 1.7% 98.6% 4.78
No answer 14 1.4% 100% 5.56

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 and older TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 23.2%
46
27.1%
102
38.2%
73
48.6%
86
61.6%
45
34.6%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 74.2%
147
67.6%
255
54.5%
104
43.5%
77
30.1%
22
59.5%
605
Neither 1.5%
3
2.9%
11
4.2%
8
2.8%
5
1.4%
1
2.8%
28
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.8%
3
1.0%
2
4.0%
7
6.8%
5
1.7%
17
No answer 1.0%
2
1.6%
6
2.1%
4
1.1%
2
0.0%
0
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
198
100.0%
377
100.0%
191
100.0%
177
100.0%
73

1016


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year About once a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 36.8%
78
34.1%
42
26.4%
33
32.6%
59
33.3%
18
37.4%
114
34.4%
344
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 56.6%
120
63.4%
78
64.8%
81
61.9%
112
55.6%
30
58.0%
177
59.8%
598
Neither 5.2%
11
1.6%
2
3.2%
4
3.3%
6
1.9%
1
1.6%
5
2.9%
29
Don't know 0.5%
1
0.8%
1
2.4%
3
0.6%
1
5.6%
3
2.3%
7
1.6%
16
No answer 0.9%
2
0.0%
0
3.2%
4
1.7%
3
3.7%
2
0.7%
2
1.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
212
100.0%
123
100.0%
125
100.0%
181
100.0%
54
100.0%
305

1000


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Junior College Bachelor's degree Graduate degree TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 43.9%
90
31.3%
171
40.8%
20
35.6%
57
27.5%
14
34.8%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 45.9%
94
64.4%
352
55.1%
27
60.0%
96
66.7%
34
59.6%
603
Neither 4.9%
10
2.7%
15
0.0%
0
1.3%
2
3.9%
2
2.9%
29
Don't know 3.4%
7
0.7%
4
2.0%
1
1.9%
3
0.0%
0
1.5%
15
No answer 2.0%
4
0.9%
5
2.0%
1
1.3%
2
2.0%
1
1.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
205
100.0%
547
100.0%
49
100.0%
160
100.0%
51

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 39.1%
164
31.4%
188
34.6%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 55.6%
233
62.2%
372
59.5%
605
Neither 4.1%
17
2.0%
12
2.9%
29
Don't know 0.5%
2
2.5%
15
1.7%
17
No answer 0.7%
3
1.8%
11
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
419
100.0%
598

1017


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 35.0%
226
34.2%
89
18.2%
4
40.0%
26
30.4%
7
34.6%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 58.8%
380
61.2%
159
81.8%
18
53.8%
35
56.5%
13
59.5%
605
Neither 2.8%
18
1.5%
4
0.0%
0
6.2%
4
13.0%
3
2.9%
29
Don't know 1.7%
11
1.9%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
16
No answer 1.7%
11
1.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
646
100.0%
260
100.0%
22
100.0%
65
100.0%
23

1016


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal and extremely liberal Slightly liberal Moderate, middle or the road Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 22.0%
26
23.4%
34
37.5%
147
38.1%
59
46.6%
68
31.0%
18
34.7%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 72.9%
86
71.7%
104
56.6%
222
57.4%
89
50.7%
74
48.3%
28
59.5%
603
Neither 5.1%
6
2.1%
3
2.0%
8
1.9%
3
0.7%
1
13.8%
8
2.9%
29
Don't know 0.0%
0
1.4%
2
1.5%
6
1.9%
3
2.1%
3
5.2%
3
1.7%
17
No answer 0.0%
0
1.4%
2
2.3%
9
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.7%
1
1.3%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
118
100.0%
145
100.0%
392
100.0%
155
100.0%
146
100.0%
58

1014


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans). 38.9%
326
15.8%
23
9.4%
3
34.6%
352
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 57.4%
482
68.5%
100
71.9%
23
59.5%
605
Neither 1.9%
16
6.8%
10
9.4%
3
2.9%
29
Don't know 1.4%
12
2.7%
4
3.1%
1
1.7%
17
No answer 0.4%
3
6.2%
9
6.3%
2
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
839
100.0%
146
100.0%
32

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