General Social Survey, 1991

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > General Social Surveys > Analysis


GENECANX

Suppose workers will be exposed to some cancer-causing materials on the job. In that case, should employers have the right not to hire workers whose tests show they have an inherited tendency to develop certain forms of cancer, or should they be required to clean up the workplace so it is safe for everyone?
  1) Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer
  2) Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 45 6% 6% -.87
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 667 88.2% 94.2% -.2
Don't know 34 4.5% 98.7% 3.81
No answer 10 1.3% 100% 4.48

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 and older TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 6.3%
10
6.9%
19
4.1%
5
5.2%
7
6.2%
4
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 90.5%
143
87.7%
243
92.6%
112
86.6%
116
80.0%
52
88.2%
666
Don't know 2.5%
4
4.3%
12
2.5%
3
6.0%
8
10.8%
7
4.5%
34
No answer 0.6%
1
1.1%
3
0.8%
1
2.2%
3
3.1%
2
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
158
100.0%
277
100.0%
121
100.0%
134
100.0%
65

755


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
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 5.1%
8
6.9%
7
4.5%
4
6.7%
9
2.1%
1
6.6%
14
5.8%
43
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 86.7%
137
90.1%
91
87.6%
78
88.9%
120
89.4%
42
88.7%
188
88.4%
656
Don't know 7.0%
11
2.0%
2
4.5%
4
3.7%
5
8.5%
4
3.3%
7
4.4%
33
No answer 1.3%
2
1.0%
1
3.4%
3
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
1.4%
3
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
158
100.0%
101
100.0%
89
100.0%
135
100.0%
47
100.0%
212

742


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Junior College Bachelor's degree Graduate degree TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 5.0%
8
6.4%
26
2.8%
1
7.5%
8
4.9%
2
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 84.5%
136
89.5%
365
88.9%
32
88.7%
94
92.7%
38
88.4%
665
Don't know 9.9%
16
2.9%
12
2.8%
1
1.9%
2
2.4%
1
4.3%
32
No answer 0.6%
1
1.2%
5
5.6%
2
1.9%
2
0.0%
0
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
161
100.0%
408
100.0%
36
100.0%
106
100.0%
41

752


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 5.8%
18
6.0%
27
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 89.0%
274
87.7%
393
88.2%
667
Don't know 4.5%
14
4.5%
20
4.5%
34
No answer 0.6%
2
1.8%
8
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
448

756


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 5.3%
26
8.9%
17
0.0%
0
4.4%
2
0.0%
0
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 88.3%
432
86.4%
165
100.0%
18
86.7%
39
100.0%
13
88.2%
667
Don't know 4.7%
23
3.7%
7
0.0%
0
8.9%
4
0.0%
0
4.5%
34
No answer 1.6%
8
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
489
100.0%
191
100.0%
18
100.0%
45
100.0%
13

756


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal and extremely liberal Slightly liberal Moderate, middle or the road Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 6.3%
6
6.3%
6
6.0%
18
4.9%
5
8.6%
9
1.8%
1
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 88.5%
85
86.5%
83
88.7%
266
91.2%
93
85.7%
90
87.5%
49
88.2%
666
Don't know 5.2%
5
5.2%
5
3.7%
11
1.0%
1
5.7%
6
10.7%
6
4.5%
34
No answer 0.0%
0
2.1%
2
1.7%
5
2.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
96
100.0%
96
100.0%
300
100.0%
102
100.0%
105
100.0%
56

755


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer 5.7%
36
4.7%
5
18.2%
4
6.0%
45
Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone 89.3%
560
84.1%
90
77.3%
17
88.2%
667
Don't know 3.7%
23
9.3%
10
4.5%
1
4.5%
34
No answer 1.3%
8
1.9%
2
0.0%
0
1.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
627
100.0%
107
100.0%
22

756

Bookmark and Share