General Social Survey, 2006

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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 (Negroes/ Blacks/ 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?
  1) One law says that 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) The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color
  3) Neither (Vol.)
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 542 27.1% 27.1% -1.08
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 1353 67.5% 94.6% .24
Neither (Vol.) 94 4.7% 99.3% 1.55
Don't know 8 .4% 99.7% 8.14
No answer 6 .3% 100% 9.46

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 22.1%
78
24.5%
145
24.8%
140
34.6%
116
40.9%
63
27.1%
542
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 74.2%
262
70.9%
419
68.3%
386
60.3%
202
51.3%
79
67.5%
1348
Neither (Vol.) 3.7%
13
3.9%
23
6.2%
35
3.9%
13
6.5%
10
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
1
1.2%
4
0.6%
1
0.4%
8
No answer 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
353
100.0%
591
100.0%
565
100.0%
335
100.0%
154

1998


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year 1-3 times a month Nearly every week Weekly or more TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 25.9%
150
34.8%
95
23.3%
48
22.4%
70
27.1%
26
28.5%
151
27.0%
540
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 69.3%
401
61.5%
168
69.4%
143
69.3%
217
62.5%
60
67.9%
360
67.6%
1349
Neither (Vol.) 4.1%
24
3.7%
10
7.3%
15
6.4%
20
7.3%
7
3.4%
18
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
3
2.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
8
No answer 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
3
1.0%
1
0.2%
1
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
579
100.0%
273
100.0%
206
100.0%
313
100.0%
96
100.0%
530

1997


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 27.0%
78
27.9%
285
30.6%
52
26.3%
90
20.7%
37
27.1%
542
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 67.1%
194
66.4%
679
66.5%
113
68.1%
233
74.9%
134
67.5%
1353
Neither (Vol.) 4.8%
14
5.4%
55
2.4%
4
5.0%
17
2.2%
4
4.7%
94
Don't know 1.0%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
1.1%
2
0.4%
8
No answer 0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
289
100.0%
1023
100.0%
170
100.0%
342
100.0%
179

2003


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 31.4%
272
23.7%
270
27.1%
542
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 63.3%
548
70.8%
805
67.5%
1353
Neither (Vol.) 4.6%
40
4.7%
54
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.3%
3
0.4%
5
0.4%
8
No answer 0.3%
3
0.3%
3
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
866
100.0%
1137

2003


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 30.7%
321
21.2%
103
31.0%
9
23.5%
79
27.1%
26
27.0%
538
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 64.3%
673
73.6%
357
58.6%
17
71.4%
240
62.5%
60
67.6%
1347
Neither (Vol.) 4.4%
46
4.7%
23
6.9%
2
4.2%
14
9.4%
9
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.3%
3
0.2%
1
3.4%
1
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
8
No answer 0.3%
3
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.3%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1046
100.0%
485
100.0%
29
100.0%
336
100.0%
96

1992


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 25.2%
75
28.1%
132
30.4%
234
21.7%
101
27.1%
542
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 67.1%
200
67.9%
319
64.2%
494
73.0%
340
67.5%
1353
Neither (Vol.) 7.0%
21
3.2%
15
5.1%
39
4.1%
19
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.4%
2
0.1%
1
0.9%
4
0.4%
8
No answer 0.3%
1
0.4%
2
0.1%
1
0.4%
2
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
298
100.0%
470
100.0%
769
100.0%
466

2003


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) 30.3%
445
18.4%
50
18.1%
47
27.1%
542
The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color 64.4%
948
75.4%
205
76.9%
200
67.5%
1353
Neither (Vol.) 4.7%
69
5.5%
15
3.8%
10
4.7%
94
Don't know 0.3%
4
0.4%
1
1.2%
3
0.4%
8
No answer 0.3%
5
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
1471
100.0%
272
100.0%
260

2003

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