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Affirmative Action, Attitude about

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Agree/Disagree: Affirmative action policies give unfair advantages to minorities and women. (96, 98, 01, 06) (PREFSBAD)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 269 18.1
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 1,216 81.9
TOTAL1,485100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF R SELECTED FOR STANDARD VERSION: Some people think that if a company has a history of discriminating against blacks when making hiring decisions, then they should be required to have an affirmative action program that gives blacks preference in hiring. What do you think? Should companies that have discriminated against blacks have to have an affirmative action program? (AFFIRM S)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) YES, THEY SHOULD HAVE TO HAVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 431 49
5) NO, THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO HAVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 338 38.4
7) OTHER (SPECIFY) 59 6.7
8) DONT KNOW 42 4.8
9) REFUSED 10 1.1
TOTAL880100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. (Mark one circle for each item.) - Affirmative action labels members of minority groups and women in such a way that they never can be judged on merit alone. (STC_AFFR)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly agree 3,325 16.6
2) Agree with reservations 9,029 45
3) Disagree with reservations 6,109 30.4
4) Strongly disagree 1,601 8
TOTAL20,064100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Affirmative action labels members of minority groups in such a way that they can never be judged on merit alone. (AFIRMMRT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 3,413 14.2
2) Agree with reservations 10,065 41.9
3) Disagree with reservations 7,583 31.5
4) Strongly disagree 2,974 12.4
TOTAL24,035100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


For/Against: What about enforcing affirmative action laws in hiring minorities and women? (87) (AFFACTOK)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 26 5.4
0) Against 0 0
1) For 456 94.6
TOTAL482100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should the federal government see to it that minorities get fair treatment in jobs, or should such matters be left to the states and local communities? (86) (FAIRJOBS)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 43 6.9
1) Federal government 262 42.3
2) States and localities 314 50.7
TOTAL619100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Im going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you dont really care about the issue, please say so. Q. Ending affirmative action programs for women and minorities (P17AFFRM)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly oppose 321 16.9
2) 2 233 12.2
3) 3 201 10.6
4) Neutral 447 23.5
5) 5 240 12.6
6) 6 193 10.1
7) Strongly favor 269 14.1
TOTAL1,904100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women, and other minorities get better jobs and education. (AFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 1,131 27.6
2) Favor 1,731 42.2
3) Oppose 701 17.1
4) Strongly oppose 339 8.3
9) Dont know/Refused 197 4.8
TOTAL4,099100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


To what extent are you for or against affirmative action programs that give preference to women and minorities in obtaining jobs and promotions? Are you: (AFFIRM)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly for these programs 55 13.3
2) Moderately for 126 30.5
3) Are you neutral 76 18.4
4) Moderately against 88 21.3
5) Strongly against 52 12.6
6) Dont know 16 3.9
TOTAL413100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Id like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. : Affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women and other minorities get better jobs and education? (PRGRMS3)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 2,143 21.8
2) Favor 4,143 42.2
3) Oppose 2,145 21.8
4) Strongly oppose 936 9.5
9) Dont know 456 4.6
TOTAL9,823100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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Beliefs about: This question type asks respondents their level of agreement with statements about affirmative action.
Favor/Oppose: This question type asks the respondent his/her level of approval of affirmative action programs.

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