Intergroup Relationships -- Attitudes and Behavior: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 342)

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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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 intergroup relationships and the role intergroup friendships play in perceptions of out-group members. Intergroup relations refers to the ways in which individuals from different groups (e.g. racial, ethnic, religious, etc.) think about, relate to, and influence one another. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: whether people with intergroup friends are more tolerant than those without such friends, whether members of some social/ethnic groups are more likely than others to have friends from other groups, do intergroup friendships lead to decreased prejudice towards members of certain religious groups, what do respondents perceive as the benefits of intergroup friendships, and what is the relationship between intergroup friendships and opinions about immigration. Crosstabulations are used for the analyses.