Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Tolerance > Racists

This scale measures the extent to which a respondent is tolerant of racists.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998


General Instructions:

Sum all items after recodes noted.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


SPKRAC from General Social Survey, 1998

Consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community claiming that Blacks are inferior, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak1,17362.3
2) Not allowed66535.3
8) Dont know382.0
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (SPKRAC):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0; all other values set to system missing.


COLRAC from General Social Survey, 1998

Should a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLRAC)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach87546.5
5) Not allowed92349.0
8) Dont know804.3
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (COLRAC):

Code item as follows: 4=1; 5=0; all other values set to system missing.


LIBRAC from General Social Survey, 1998

If some people in your community suggested that a book, written by a racist, which said Blacks are inferior should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor61832.8
2) Not favor1,18462.9
8) Dont know764.0
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (LIBRAC):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0; all other values set to system missing.




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