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Q5A: Why more Black athletes: fewer opportunities for advancement

Blacks make up only 12 percent of the population of the United States, but make up a far higher percentage of professional football, baseball and basketball players. I'm going to read some possible reasons why this occurs. For each reason, tell me whether you agree or disagree. A possible reason is that Blacks have fewer opportunities for advancement than Whites and are therefore more likely to aim for a professional sports career.

1 Agree 36554.5%
2 Disagree 28542.5%
Missing Data
8 DK/No Opinion 182.7%
9 NA/Refused 20.3%
Total 670 100%

Based upon 650 valid cases out of 670 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 1.44
  • median: 1.00
  • mode: 1.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 2
  • standard deviation: 0.50

Location: 46-46 (width: 1; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 8 , 9


Source: This variable was taken from: ABC News "Nightline" Jackie Robinson Poll, February 1997.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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