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This scale was created in 1964 as part of the Anti-Semitism in the United States Survey. Higher scores are more restrictive of civil liberties.

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.

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


FAVDLAW from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Would you be in favor of a law saying that groups who disagree with our form of government could not hold public meetings or make speeches, or opposed to such a law? (FAVDLAW)
TOTAL%
1) In Favor26059.9
2) Opposed17440.1
TOTAL434100.0

Item Instructions (FAVDLAW):

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


PMLAW from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Supposing it were constitutional to have a law saying that groups who disagree with our form of government could not hold public meetings or make speeches, would you like to see such a law passed, or not? (PMLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29120.0
2) No1,16780.0
TOTAL1458100.0

Item Instructions (PMLAW):

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


FAVPLAW from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Would you be in favor of a law saying that the president must be a man who believes in God, or opposed to it? (FAVPLAW)
TOTAL%
1) In Favor65095.0
2) Opposed345.0
TOTAL684100.0

Item Instructions (FAVPLAW):

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


PRESGOD2 from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

IF RESPONDENT SAID NO OR DONT KNOW (MISSING) TO VAR18 (PRESGOD) -- Supposing it were constitutional that the president must be a man who believes in God, would you like to see such a law passed, or not? (PRESGOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54544.4
2) No68355.6
TOTAL1228100.0

Item Instructions (PRESGOD2):

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


ATHPUBO from Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

Suppose a man admitted in public that he did not believe in God -- Should he be allowed to hold public office? (ATHPUBO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83544.2
2) No1,05355.8
TOTAL1888100.0

Item Instructions (ATHPUBO):

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




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