Age and Attitudes about the Rights of Homosexuals: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 320)

Principal Investigator(s):
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Version V1

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Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates trends in attitudes regarding the rights of homosexuals in the United States from the early 1990s through 2007. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: why younger people seem to be more supportive of rights of homosexuals, why the general population seems more supportive of some rights of homosexuals while being less supportive of other rights, what similarities/dissimilarities might exist between the gay rights movements, the women's movements, and the civil rights movements, and the relationship between education and support for same-sex marriage. Frequencies, crosstabulation, and comparison of means tests are used for the analyses.