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IMPROVE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q37k. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should improve the standard of living for ethnic minorities? (IMPROVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20012.6
2) Disagree40725.6
3) Agree58136.5
4) Strongly agree21113.3
8) Undecided19112.0
Missing58 
TOTAL1,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RGHTSMIN from General Social Survey, 2004
There are different opinions about peoples rights in a democracy. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is not at all important and 7 is very important, how important is it--That government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities. (RGHTSMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all important191.3
2) 181.2
3) 332.2
4) 775.2
5) 17812.1
6) 23415.9
7) Very important89760.9
8) Cant choose100.7
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1472100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


AMA_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
Government should do more to help minorities increase their standard of living. (AMA_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.3
-4) Dont know140.5
1) Strongly disagree42016.1
2) Somewhat disagree37814.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree61723.7
4) Somewhat agree58322.4
5) Strongly agree55821.4
Missing5 
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DTPRFBL from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009
We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment. (Q10L) (DTPRFBL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,4718.6
2) Mostly agree5,68119.8
3) Mostly disagree10,63337.0
4) Completely disagree8,94431.1
9) Dont know/Refused1,0143.5
Missing3,826 
TOTAL28,743100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PREFBLCK from December 2006 Values Update Survey
For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment. (PREFBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20910.4
2) Mostly agree46223.1
3) Mostly disagree66433.1
4) Completely disagree58329.1
9) Dont know/Refused864.3
Missing2,094 
TOTAL2,004100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MINORITY from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996
In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The rights of minorities. (MINORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far9823.2
2) Strike about the right balance14734.8
3) Dont go far enough13732.5
4) Dont know/No answer409.5
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MINOR_C from ELCA-Episcopal Church Clergy Study, 1998
Please indicate how strongly a majority of your church agrees or disagrees with the following statement: Blacks and other minorities need special government help to achieve an equal place in America. (Q16LCHURCH) (MINOR_C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve331.5
2) Approve25211.7
3) Neutral70933.0
4) Disapprove93043.3
5) Strongly disapprove22410.4
TOTAL2148100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MINOR_U from ELCA-Episcopal Church Clergy Study, 1998
Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement: Blacks and other minorities need special government help to achieve an equal place in America. (Q16LYOU) (MINOR_U)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve23510.7
2) Approve94042.6
3) Neutral45720.7
4) Disapprove47221.4
5) Strongly disapprove1024.6
TOTAL2206100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


V19LGOVH from ELCA-Episcopal Church Study, 1999-2000
Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements. L. Blacks and other minorities may need special government help to achieve an equal place in America. (V19LGOVH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1238.3
2) Agree48932.9
3) Not sure/neutral44229.7
4) Disagree34122.9
5) Strongly disagree926.2
TOTAL1487100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REPS BAF from American National Election Studies, 2000
Where would you place THE REPUBLICAN PARTY on this issue? [R PLACEMENT OF REPUBLICAN PARTY ON AID TO BLACKS SCALE: FTF INTERVIEW] (REPS BAF)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP80144.3
1) GOVT SHOULD HELP BLACKS150.8
2) 191.1
3) 663.7
4) 18610.3
5) 21812.1
6) 19610.8
7) BLACKS SHOULD HELP THEMSELVES1166.4
8) DONT KNOW18610.3
9) REFUSED40.2
TOTAL1807100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DEMS BAP from American National Election Studies, 2000
What about THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? (Do you think THEY feel that government should make every effort to improve the social and economic position of blacks, or that government should not make any special effort to help blacks because they should help themselves?) [R PLACEMENT OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON AID TO BLACKS SCALE: TELEPHONE INTERVIEW] (DEMS BAP)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP1,00655.7
1) GOVT SHOULD HELP BLACKS43724.2
5) BLACKS SHOULD HELP THEMSELVES1126.2
7) OTHER/IT DEPENDS/NEITHER261.4
8) DONT KNOW22012.2
9) REFUSED60.3
TOTAL1807100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DEMMINOR from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002
Do you think the Democratic Party is or is not committed to equal opportunity for minorities? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order with REPMINOR]. (DEMMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, is committed93377.4
2) No, is NOT committed22018.3
8) DK/No opinion524.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1,205100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REPMINOR from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002
Do you think the Republican Party is or is not committed to equal opportunity for minorities? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order with DEMMINOR]. (REPMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, is committed72159.9
2) No, is NOT committed43636.2
8) DK/No opinion463.8
Missing5 
TOTAL1,203100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


JOBMINOR from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey
Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of improving conditions of minority groups? (JOBMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore1,48051.7
2) George W. Bush79827.9
3) Neither (VOL.)1214.2
9) Dont know/refused46216.1
Missing5,622 
TOTAL2,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DEMTRAD from July 2003 Values Update Survey
[ASK ONLY IF PARTY= 2 DEMOCRAT OR PARTYLEAN= 2 DEMOCRAT]How good a job is the Democratic Party doing these days in standing up for its traditional positions on such things as protecting the interests of minorities, helping the poor and needy, and representing working people - would you say the Party is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job or a poor job? (DEMTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent2224.8
2) Good1,51632.8
3) Only fair2,37451.4
4) Poor4068.8
9) Dont know/Refused1002.2
Missing5,205 
TOTAL4,618100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards.2607.9
2) 22668.1
3) Agree with both99530.4
4) 462819.2
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans.1,00730.7
8) Dont know1043.2
9) No answer170.5
Missing1,624 
TOTAL3,277100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to blacks/negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,58933.0
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards2455.1
2) 22545.3
3) Agree with both95819.9
4) 463513.2
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans1,03321.4
8) Dont know911.9
9) No answer150.3
TOTAL4,820100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to blacks/negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards2457.8
2) 22548.1
3) Agree with both95830.7
4) 463520.3
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans1,03333.1
Missing1,695 
TOTAL3,125100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to blacks/negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards2457.6
2) 22547.9
3) Agree with both95829.7
4) 463519.7
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans1,03332.0
8) Dont know912.8
9) No answer150.5
Missing1,589 
TOTAL3,231100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16932.8
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards.2186.1
2) 21955.5
3) Agree with both77721.8
4) 444912.6
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans.65818.5
8) Dont know842.4
9) No answer90.3
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards; they are at point 1. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans; they are at point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,62333.1
1) The government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards.2705.5
2) 22505.1
3) Agree with both1,01520.7
4) 462112.7
5) The government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans.99420.3
8) Dont know1142.3
9) No answer140.3
TOTAL4901100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 2002
Scale on government helping blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks; To 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help768.3
2) 2727.9
3) Agree with both28230.9
4) 417719.4
5) No special treatment28331.0
8) Dont know202.2
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL912100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HLPBLK_1 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK_1) (HLPBLK_1)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable67133.6
1) Government help1457.3
2) 2914.6
3) Agree with both44022.0
4) 423811.9
5) No special treatment38619.3
8) Dont know261.3
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL2000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HLPBLK_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK_2) (HLPBLK_2)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable97548.8
1) Government help934.7
2) 2884.4
3) Agree with both33716.9
4) 41969.8
5) No special treatment27513.8
8) Dont know341.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL2000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HLPBLK_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)
Some people think that African Americans have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to African Americans. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK_3) (HLPBLK_3)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,15958.0
1) Government help693.5
2) 2532.7
3) Agree with both26113.1
4) 41638.2
5) No special treatment25712.9
8) Dont know331.7
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL2000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOVBLACK from American National Election Studies, 2004
Some people feel that the government in Washington should make every effort to improve the social and economic position of blacks. (Suppose these people are at one end of a scale, at point 1.) Others feel that the government should not make any special effort to help blacks because they should help themselves. (Suppose these people are at the other end, at point 7.) And, of course, some other people have opinions somewhere in between, at points 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place YOURSELF on this scale, or havent you thought much about this? (GOVBLACK)
TOTAL%
1) Government should help blacks957.8
2) 635.2
3) 978.0
4) 27522.7
5) 17514.4
6) 19115.8
7) Blacks should help themselves17714.6
80) Havent thought much about this1119.2
88) Dont know110.9
89) Refused171.4
TOTAL1212100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 2004
Scale on government helping blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks; TO 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help667.5
2) 2627.1
3) Agree with both27831.7
4) 415818.0
5) No special treatment29533.7
8) Dont know121.4
9) No answer50.6
TOTAL876100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 2006
Now look at CARD BF. Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help20910.5
2) 21477.4
3) Agree with both66233.3
4) 436518.4
5) No special treatment56528.4
8) Dont know371.9
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1989100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 2000
Scale on government helping blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks; To 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help1769.3
2) 21739.1
3) Agree with both59831.5
4) 436119.0
5) No special treatment49225.9
8) Dont know814.3
9) No answer150.8
TOTAL1896100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1990
Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government help13910.1
2) 213810.1
3) 3 Agree with both45232.9
4) 422016.0
5) 5 No special treatment37427.3
8) Dont know463.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1372100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1996
Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government help1558.1
2) 21638.5
3) 3 Agree with both55228.7
4) 444323.0
5) 5 No special treatment53928.0
8) Dont know633.3
9) No answer100.5
TOTAL1925100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1988
Scale on government helping blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks; To 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help747.4
2) 2999.9
3) Agree with both28528.6
4) 417217.3
5) No special treatment33333.4
8) Dont know303.0
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1991
Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help10410.2
2) 211311.1
3) Agree with both31130.6
4) 418918.6
5) No special treatment26426.0
8) Dont know323.1
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1017100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


L2FAIR from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondents state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? B. Ensuring fair treatment of women and minorities (L2FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government1,18767.5
2) State government31317.8
3) Local government1277.2
4) Private organizations462.6
5) Individuals854.8
TOTAL1758100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1998
Scale on government helping blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks; To 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help1246.5
2) 219410.2
3) Agree with both59130.9
4) 439920.9
5) No special treatment52627.5
8) Dont know703.7
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1911100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1994
Scale on government helping Blacks: 1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help Blacks; to 5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment. (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help1648.2
2) 21467.3
3) Agree with both58429.0
4) 446523.1
5) No special treatment58128.9
8) Dont know603.0
9) No answer110.5
TOTAL2011100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELPBLK from General Social Survey, 1993
Now look at CARD BF. Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). Where would you place yourself on this scale, or havent you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) I strongly agree the government is obligated to help blacks757.1
2) 21059.9
3) I agree with both answers33331.5
4) 421720.5
5) I strongly agree that government shouldnt give special treatment29027.4
8) Dont know302.8
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL1057100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
ApprovalThis question type asks if the respondent approves of government programs to help minorities.
Need HelpThis question type asks respondents if minorities need help to achieve equality.
Political PartiesThis question type asks the respondents their opinion regarding how particular political parties or candidates handle minority issues.
ResponsibilityDoes the government have a responsibility to help minorities?

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