General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. There are two possible laws to vote on. One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to African Americans. The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. Which law would you vote for?
  1) A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans.
  2) A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.
  3) Neither
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 808 25.6% 25.6% -1.03
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 2242 71.2% 96.8% .22
Neither 71 2.3% 99% 1.46
Don't know 17 .5% 99.6% 7.68
No answer 13 .4% 100% 8.92

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 25.6%
109
21.6%
187
24.0%
213
28.3%
191
38.4%
103
25.7%
803
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 72.2%
307
75.2%
651
72.9%
647
69.7%
470
54.1%
145
71.2%
2220
Neither 1.4%
6
2.8%
24
2.4%
21
1.6%
11
3.0%
8
2.2%
70
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.5%
4
0.3%
2
2.6%
7
0.5%
15
No answer 0.7%
3
0.2%
2
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
1.9%
5
0.4%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
425
100.0%
866
100.0%
887
100.0%
674
100.0%
268

3120


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 26.2%
259
25.1%
103
26.5%
85
23.0%
105
22.6%
30
26.8%
221
25.6%
803
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 70.7%
700
72.0%
295
70.4%
226
73.5%
336
73.7%
98
70.2%
580
71.2%
2235
Neither 2.4%
24
2.0%
8
2.2%
7
2.6%
12
3.8%
5
1.7%
14
2.2%
70
Don't know 0.3%
3
0.7%
3
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
9
0.5%
17
No answer 0.4%
4
0.2%
1
0.6%
2
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.4%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
990
100.0%
410
100.0%
321
100.0%
457
100.0%
133
100.0%
826

3137


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 19.3%
99
18.3%
61
24.0%
272
27.9%
120
36.7%
227
25.7%
779
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 78.8%
404
79.6%
265
73.0%
829
68.8%
296
59.7%
369
71.4%
2163
Neither 1.4%
7
1.5%
5
2.5%
28
2.3%
10
2.3%
14
2.1%
64
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
0.2%
1
1.0%
6
0.4%
13
No answer 0.4%
2
0.6%
2
0.1%
1
0.7%
3
0.3%
2
0.3%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
513
100.0%
333
100.0%
1135
100.0%
430
100.0%
618

3029


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 29.1%
705
10.6%
49
20.1%
54
25.6%
808
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 67.5%
1633
86.4%
400
78.0%
209
71.2%
2242
Neither 2.4%
58
1.9%
9
1.5%
4
2.3%
71
Don't know 0.6%
14
0.4%
2
0.4%
1
0.5%
17
No answer 0.4%
10
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
2420
100.0%
463
100.0%
268

3151


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 28.1%
437
25.6%
179
17.9%
10
22.4%
130
20.2%
51
25.7%
807
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 69.6%
1081
70.5%
492
80.4%
45
74.0%
429
73.8%
186
71.1%
2233
Neither 1.5%
23
2.9%
20
1.8%
1
2.6%
15
4.8%
12
2.3%
71
Don't know 0.5%
8
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
1.2%
3
0.5%
17
No answer 0.3%
5
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
1554
100.0%
698
100.0%
56
100.0%
580
100.0%
252

3140


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to negroes/blacks/African-Americans. 30.3%
418
22.0%
390
25.6%
808
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 66.5%
918
74.8%
1324
71.2%
2242
Neither 2.2%
30
2.3%
41
2.3%
71
Don't know 0.4%
6
0.6%
11
0.5%
17
No answer 0.6%
8
0.3%
5
0.4%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
1380
100.0%
1771

3151

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