Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964 (ICPSR 7310)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Charles Y. Glock; Gertrude Selznick; Rodney Stark; Stephen Steinberg

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This nationwide study investigated respondents' opinions on current affairs at both the national and international levels. Issues such as morality in the United States, approval of the United Nations, and the positon of the United States in world affairs were explored, as well as attitudes toward the Constitution and individual rights. Respondents were asked about their feelings toward minority groups such as the John Birch Society, communists, and Blacks, with special emphasis on the Jewish minority. Respondents' beliefs about Jews as a group, their contacts with Jews, and their feelings about political and social rights of Jews in the United States were probed. Past treatment of the Jewish people was also explored, and the respondents were asked to compare Jews with other groups in the United States on the basis of ambition, wealth, intelligence, and power. A number of variables assessed the respondents' leisure activities, their religious beliefs and education, and their outlooks on life. Derived measures include indexes such as anti-Semitic beliefs, Index of Jewish contacts, Fascism Scale, Despair Scale, Tolerance of Cultural Diversity Index, Enlightenment Values Scale, Anomie Scale, Political Anxiety Scale, Self-Image Scale, Libertarian Index, and Monism Scale. Demographic data include sex, race, age, education, income, religion, home ownership, marital status, and number of children. The study was received from the International Data Library and Reference Service, Survey Research Center, University of California at Berkeley.

Glock, Charles Y., Selznick, Gertrude, Stark, Rodney, and Steinberg, Stephen. Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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After the data were collected, the 61 Jewish cases plus two additional cases were omitted from analysis, but were retained in computation of the frequencies that are given for each code value. These respondents are coded either "Inap." or as missing data. The final number of cases that can be used for analysis, if choosing not to include these respondents, is 1,913, while the total number of cases is 1,975.

This study was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago.

National representative sample. After the sample was randomly drawn down to the block level, quotas were used for the final selection of respondents to balance age and sex and to find additional employed women.

Adult population of the United States.

personal interviews

survey data



1984-06-20 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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