General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. There are two possible laws to vote on. One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to African Americans. The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. Which law would you vote for?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans.
  2) A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.
  3) Neither
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1673 34.1% 34.1% -1.16
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 808 16.5% 50.6% -.19
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 2285 46.6% 97.2% .77
Neither 116 2.4% 99.6% 1.74
Don't know 14 .3% 99.9% 6.58
No answer 5 .1% 100% 7.55

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.4%
732
34.0%
941
34.1%
1673
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 19.6%
417
14.1%
391
16.5%
808
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 43.0%
917
49.4%
1368
46.6%
2285
Neither 2.7%
58
2.1%
58
2.4%
116
Don't know 0.2%
5
0.3%
9
0.3%
14
No answer 0.1%
2
0.1%
3
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
2131
100.0%
2770

4901


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.4%
257
33.7%
199
34.4%
600
36.2%
245
32.2%
312
33.9%
1613
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 10.9%
84
12.4%
73
15.5%
271
19.8%
134
23.1%
224
16.5%
786
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 53.6%
412
51.9%
307
46.8%
817
41.7%
282
42.3%
410
46.9%
2228
Neither 2.1%
16
2.0%
12
2.8%
49
1.8%
12
2.2%
21
2.3%
110
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
7
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
10
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
769
100.0%
591
100.0%
1746
100.0%
677
100.0%
969

4752


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 35.5%
260
34.0%
444
34.4%
496
33.0%
308
32.6%
145
34.0%
1653
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 14.3%
105
14.5%
190
14.9%
214
20.3%
189
24.5%
109
16.6%
807
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 46.9%
344
49.3%
644
48.0%
691
44.2%
412
39.3%
175
46.7%
2266
Neither 2.9%
21
1.8%
24
2.5%
36
2.0%
19
2.9%
13
2.3%
113
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.2%
3
0.1%
2
0.3%
3
0.7%
3
0.3%
14
No answer 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
733
100.0%
1306
100.0%
1441
100.0%
932
100.0%
445

4857


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 36.1%
295
33.8%
390
33.9%
633
33.5%
355
34.1%
1673
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 15.3%
125
17.1%
197
17.7%
331
14.5%
154
16.5%
807
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 45.8%
375
47.2%
544
44.9%
839
49.8%
527
46.6%
2285
Neither 2.2%
18
1.6%
19
3.2%
59
1.9%
20
2.4%
116
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.2%
2
0.4%
7
0.2%
2
0.3%
14
No answer 0.2%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
818
100.0%
1153
100.0%
1870
100.0%
1059

4900


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.3%
820
34.1%
379
34.4%
31
36.3%
301
35.0%
129
34.1%
1660
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 17.9%
442
15.2%
169
10.0%
9
15.7%
130
14.4%
53
16.5%
803
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 46.2%
1140
47.8%
532
53.3%
48
45.5%
378
47.4%
175
46.7%
2273
Neither 2.4%
59
2.2%
25
1.1%
1
2.2%
18
2.4%
9
2.3%
112
Don't know 0.1%
3
0.6%
7
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.5%
2
0.3%
14
No answer 0.0%
1
0.1%
1
1.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.3%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
2465
100.0%
1113
100.0%
90
100.0%
830
100.0%
369

4867


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.0%
1284
35.9%
258
32.2%
131
34.1%
1673
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 18.8%
709
7.4%
53
11.3%
46
16.5%
808
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 44.9%
1697
52.4%
376
52.1%
212
46.6%
2285
Neither 1.8%
69
4.2%
30
4.2%
17
2.4%
116
Don't know 0.3%
13
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
14
No answer 0.1%
4
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
3776
100.0%
718
100.0%
407

4901


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 35.5%
507
35.7%
231
32.6%
169
31.0%
236
41.5%
86
33.3%
314
34.3%
1543
A homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans. 16.6%
237
17.5%
113
13.1%
68
15.4%
117
16.9%
35
17.3%
163
16.3%
733
A homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. 45.4%
648
43.7%
283
51.0%
264
51.5%
392
39.6%
82
46.9%
442
46.9%
2111
Neither 2.1%
30
2.2%
14
3.1%
16
1.8%
14
1.4%
3
2.4%
23
2.2%
100
Don't know 0.4%
5
0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
12
No answer 0.1%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1428
100.0%
647
100.0%
518
100.0%
761
100.0%
207
100.0%
943

4504

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