Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Politics > Fears/Concerns

This scale was created in 1964 as part of the Anti-Semitism in the United States Survey.

Note: This scale wasn't a previously established scale, but was created when the survey was created (PI's: Charles Glock, Gertrude Selznick, Rodney Stark, Stephen Steinberg).

Data File: Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964


General Instructions:

Sum all included items after recoding as specified. Higher scores indicate higher levels of political anxiety.

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


USPOWER2 from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

IF RESPONDENT SAID U.S. IS LOSING POWER IN VAR3 (USPOWER) -- How much does this disturb you: a great deal, somewhat, or very little? (USPOWER2)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26849.4
2) Somewhat16931.2
3) Very little10519.4
TOTAL542100.0

Item Instructions (USPOWER2):

Code item as follows: 1=1; all other responses = 0.


USMORAL from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Which of the statements on this card comes closest to expressing how you feel about the state of morals in this country at the present time? (USMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) They are pretty bad, and getting worse81043.0
2) They are pretty bad, but getting better28515.1
3) They are pretty good, but getting worse40521.5
4) They are pretty good, and getting better31516.7
5) Indifferent703.7
TOTAL1885100.0

Item Instructions (USMORAL):

Code item as follows: 1=1. All other responses =0.


COMMDANG from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

How great a danger do you feel that American communists are to this country at the present time: a very great danger, some danger, hardly any danger, or no danger? (COMMDANG)
TOTAL%
1) A very great danger33117.5
2) A great danger42322.4
3) Some danger76840.6
4) Hardly any danger24012.7
5) No danger1286.8
TOTAL1890100.0

Item Instructions (COMMDANG):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=1. All other responses=0.


FREEDGON from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Now I am going to read a list of statements to you and I would like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. -- The federal government is gradually taking away our basic freedoms. (FREEDGON)
TOTAL%
1) Agree82544.8
2) Disagree1,01655.2
TOTAL1841100.0

Item Instructions (FREEDGON):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0.


SOCMOV from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Now I am going to read a list of statements to you and I would like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. -- In the past 25 years, this country has moved dangerously close to socialism. (SOCMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Agree83850.9
2) Disagree80749.1
TOTAL1645100.0

Item Instructions (SOCMOV):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0.




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