Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1964

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ASKED IF RESPONDENT IS NOT JEWISH -- Which of the things on this card do you think big companies should do when they are hiring people?
  1) Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not
  2) Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community
  3) Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well
  4) Hire no Jews at all

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 1725 91.3% 91.3% -.29
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 52 2.8% 94% 1.41
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 71 3.8% 97.8% 3.1
Hire no Jews at all 42 2.2% 100% 4.79

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 90.4%
822
92.0%
903
91.3%
1725
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 3.3%
30
2.2%
22
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 3.7%
34
3.8%
37
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 2.5%
23
1.9%
19
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
909
100.0%
981

1890


Race (I-RACE)

White Negro Oriental Other TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 90.8%
1487
94.1%
225
100.0%
4
100.0%
8
91.3%
1724
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 2.8%
46
2.5%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 4.0%
66
2.1%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 2.4%
39
1.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
1638
100.0%
239
100.0%
4
100.0%
8

1889


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Presently married and living with spouse Separated Divorced Widowed TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 93.2%
137
91.9%
1353
93.0%
40
93.2%
55
82.8%
140
91.3%
1725
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 1.4%
2
3.1%
45
0.0%
0
1.7%
1
2.4%
4
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 4.1%
6
3.2%
47
4.7%
2
1.7%
1
8.9%
15
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 1.4%
2
1.8%
27
2.3%
1
3.4%
2
5.9%
10
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
1472
100.0%
43
100.0%
59
100.0%
169

1890


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other (Specify) None TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 90.4%
1194
93.5%
477
0.00%
0
91.7%
11
91.5%
43
91.3%
1725
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 2.9%
38
2.4%
12
0.00%
0
0.0%
0
4.3%
2
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 4.2%
55
2.7%
14
0.00%
0
8.3%
1
2.1%
1
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 2.6%
34
1.4%
7
0.00%
0
0.0%
0
2.1%
1
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
1321
100.0%
510
100.0%
0
100.0%
12
100.0%
47

1890


Political party (I-PARTY)

Republican Independent - Republican Independent - Won't choose Independent - Democrat Democrat TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 90.7%
459
91.5%
108
92.7%
153
94.0%
156
90.9%
844
91.3%
1720
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 3.6%
18
1.7%
2
1.8%
3
1.8%
3
2.8%
26
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 3.4%
17
5.1%
6
4.8%
8
3.0%
5
3.8%
35
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 2.4%
12
1.7%
2
0.6%
1
1.2%
2
2.6%
24
2.2%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
506
100.0%
118
100.0%
165
100.0%
166
100.0%
929

1884


Household income (I-INCOME)

To $4,999 $5,000 to $9,999 $10,000 to $14,999 Over $15,000 TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 87.3%
664
94.0%
655
94.4%
254
93.0%
66
91.2%
1639
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 3.7%
28
2.0%
14
2.6%
7
2.8%
2
2.8%
51
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 4.7%
36
3.4%
24
3.0%
8
1.4%
1
3.8%
69
Hire no Jews at all 4.3%
33
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
2.8%
2
2.2%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
761
100.0%
697
100.0%
269
100.0%
71

1798


Age (I-AGE)

Under 34 years 35 to 49 years 50 and more years TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 94.8%
528
93.5%
561
86.8%
636
91.3%
1725
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 2.0%
11
2.3%
14
3.7%
27
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 2.5%
14
2.7%
16
5.6%
41
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 0.7%
4
1.5%
9
4.0%
29
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
557
100.0%
600
100.0%
733

1890


Education (I-EDUC)

No schooling; through 8th grade 9th through high school 1 to 3 years of college Graduate and postgraduate work TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 82.5%
429
94.0%
895
96.9%
218
94.8%
181
91.3%
1723
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 4.2%
22
1.9%
18
1.8%
4
4.2%
8
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 7.3%
38
3.0%
29
1.3%
3
0.5%
1
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 6.0%
31
1.1%
10
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
520
100.0%
952
100.0%
225
100.0%
191

1888


Region (I-REGION)

South - Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, N. Carolina, Florida, Texas, W. Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri Deep South - Alabama, Georgia, S. Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi All other states TOTAL
Hire the best people, whether they are Jewish or not 90.1%
426
89.6%
120
91.9%
1179
91.3%
1725
Hire Jews in proportion to the number that there are in the community 3.8%
18
0.7%
1
2.6%
33
2.8%
52
Hire Jews only when they are so good that no one else could do the job as well 3.2%
15
3.7%
5
4.0%
51
3.8%
71
Hire no Jews at all 3.0%
14
6.0%
8
1.6%
20
2.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
473
100.0%
134
100.0%
1283

1890

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