Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Tolerance > Communists

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

Data File: General Social Survey, 1988


General Instructions:

Sum all items after recodes noted.

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


SPKCOM from General Social Survey, 1988

Suppose an admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak58860.2
2) Not allowed36537.4
8) Dont know232.4
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL977100.0

Item Instructions (SPKCOM):

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


COLCOM from General Social Survey, 1988

Suppose an admitted Communist is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not? (COLCOM)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, fired45646.7
5) Not fired46447.5
8) Dont know535.4
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL977100.0

Item Instructions (COLCOM):

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


LIBCOM from General Social Survey, 1988

Suppose an admitted Communist wrote a book which is in your public library. Somebody in your community suggests that the book should be removed from the library. Would you favor removing it, or not? (LIBCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor36537.4
2) Not favor57959.3
8) Dont know303.1
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL977100.0

Item Instructions (LIBCOM):

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




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