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PS_WGT

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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GENDER OF RESPONDENT

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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RACE OF RESPONDENT

RACE ENTER RACE OF RESPONDENT, FROM THE HOUSEHOLD LISTING ON THE COVERSHEET.

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A4. SOCIAL CLASSES

A4. People often talk about social classes such as the poor,the working class, the middle class, and the upper class.Which of these social classes would you say you belong to: poor, working class, middle class, or upper class? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A5. FRIEND`S SOCIAL CLASS

A5. Are most of your close friends of a higher social class than you, the same social class as you, or of a lower social class than you?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A6. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

A6. Think of your three closest friends, other than relatives. How often do you engage in social activities with them: more than once a week, once a week, once a month, less than once a month, or never? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A7. NUMBER OF (BLACK/WHITE) FRIENDS

A7. How many of these (three) friends are [other race: Black/White]?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A8. FREQ SOC ACT

A8. How often do you engage in social activities with [other race: that Black/White friend / those Black/White friends]? (More than once a week, once a week, once a month, less than once a month, or never?) ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A9. POLITICAL SCALE

A9. In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, a moderate,or what?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A10. POLITICAL PARTY

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A11. R`S GRADE IN SCHOOL

A11. What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you have completed?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A12. R`S WORK STATUS

A12.We are also interested in the kind of work people do. Are you doing any work for pay now?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A13. WHY NO WORK FOR PAY

A13. Are you retired, laid off, unemployed, disabled, a homemaker, a student, or what?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A14. R EVER WORK FOR PAY

A14. Have you ever worked for pay?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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A17. NEIGHBORHOOD BETTER/WORSE

A17. Now I have a question about your neighborhood. In general, in the past year or so do you think that your neighborhood has gotten to be a better place to live, a worse place to live, or has it stayed the same? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B1. CLASS REPRESENTATION IN SCHOOLS

B1.The following questions are about your views on the role of government in addressing the needs of minorities and the poor in our nation. In general, do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea for children to go to school with children from div... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B2. FAIR JOB TREATMENT FOR BLACKS

B2.Some people feel that if Blacks are not getting fair treatment in jobs, the government in Washington should see to it that they do. Others feel that this is not the government's business. How do you feel on this matter? Should the government e... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B3. GOVERNMENT AND TESTING

B3. Generally speaking, the poor score lower than the middle and upper classes on standardized tests. Should the federal government provide educational programs to reverse this trend? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B4. FRIENDS OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS

B4. In general, do you feel that having friends of different social class backgrounds is a good idea or a bad idea?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B5. MIXED NEIGHBORHOOD

B5. Do any [other race: Black/White] families live on your block?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B5a. PERCENT OTHER RACE

B5a. What proportion of the families on your block would you say are [other race: Black/White]? PERCENT:

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B6a. PREFERRED NEIGHBORHOOD MIX

B6a. If you could find the housing that you would want and like, would you rather live in a neighborhood that is all [same race: White/Black]; mostly [same race: White/Black]; half [same race: White/Black] and half [other race: Black/White]; or most... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B6b. (BLACKS/WHITES) NEXT DOOR

B6b.If a [other race: Black/White] family with about the same income and education as you moved next door, would you mind it a lot, a little, or not at all? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B6c. BLACKS IN NEIGHBORHOOD

B6c. Suppose that Black families move into your neighborhood, and although they are about the same social class as the people already living there, other residents begin moving out. What about you: would you stay or move out? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B7. BIG BUSINESS TAX

B7. How do you feel about the following statement: The government should tax the rich and big businesses more heavily than the working and middle class. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with that statement? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B8. BLACKS NOT WANTED

B8.What about this statement: Blacks should not push themselves where they are not wanted. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with that statement? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B9. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACKS

B9.What about this statement: Discrimination against Blacks is no longer a problem in the United States. (Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with that statement?) ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B10. GOVERNMENT SHOULD HELP BLACKS

B10.What about this statement: The government should make every effort to improve the social and economic position of Blacks living in the United States.(Do you strongly agree,agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with that statement?) ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B11. BLACK ECONOMIC STANDING

B11.What about this statement: Over the past few years,Blacks have gotten more, economically, than they deserve.(Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with that statement?) ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B12. GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR THE POOR

B12.Some people feel that we should expand government services that benefit the poor. Others feel that this is not the government's business. How about you? Do you think the government should expand its services on behalf of the poor, or not? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B13. OBJECT BLACK FRIEND

B13.Now turning to a different topic: How strongly would you object if a member of your family had a friendship with a [other race: Black/White] person: would you strongly object, object somewhat, or not object at all? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B14. FAMILY FRIENDS

B14.Does any member of your immediate family have close [other race: Black/White] friends?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B15. APPROVE INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

B15. Do you approve or disapprove of marriage between Blacks and Whites?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B16. OWN CHILD INTERRACIAL

B16.Suppose your own child married a [other race: Black/White] person.Would you mind it a lot, a little, or not at all?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B17. INTEGRATION

B17.Generally speaking, do you favor full racial separation, integration in some areas of life, or full integration of the races?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B18. PREFERENTIAL HIRING

B18. Some people feel that because of past disadvantages,there are some groups in society that should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Others say that it is unfair to give these groups special preferences.What about you: do you strongly... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B19. BUSING

B19. One of the policies used to achieve racial in schools is busing. Do you support or oppose the policy?

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B20. BETTER BREAK FOR BLACKS

B20.On the whole, do you think most Whites in the Detroit area want to see Blacks get a better break, do they want to keep Blacks down, or do most people not care? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B21. CIVIL RIGHTS TIME SCHEDULE

B21.Some say that the civil rights leaders have been trying to push too fast. Others feel they haven't pushed fast enough. How about you? Do you think that civil rights leaders are trying to push too fast, are going too slowly, or are they moving ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B22. LAWS VS. VIOLENCE

B22.As you see it, what's the best way for Blacks to gain their rights: use laws and persuasion, use nonviolent protest, or be ready to use violence? ... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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B23. RACIAL PROGRESS

B23. Some people say that over the last 10 or 15 years, there has been a lot of progress in getting rid of racial discrimination. Others say there hasn't been much real change for most Blacks over that time. Which would you agree with most: tha... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C1. VIOLENT

C1.The next section deals with characteristics that some people associate with different groups. We want to know your views on these matters, but please remember that there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. Please tell me if you fi... (view details)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C2. LAW-ABIDING

C2. Law abiding? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C3. MUSICAL

C3. Musical? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C4. LAZY

C4.Lazy? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C5. ATHLETIC

C5.Naturally athletic? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C6. SEXUALLY WELL-ENDOWED

C6.Sexually well endowed? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C7. ARROGANT

7.Arrogant? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C8. FLASHY

C8.Flashy? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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C9. INTELLIGENT

C9. Intelligent? (Do you find that more descriptive of [Blacks/Whites] or [Whites/Blacks]?)

Taken from: Detroit Area Study, 1998: White Racial Ideology.

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