Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Tolerance > Atheists

This scale measures the extent to which a respondent is tolerant of atheists.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1988


General Instructions:

Sum all items after recodes noted.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


SPKATH from General Social Survey, 1988

Consider a person who is against all churches and religion. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your (city/town/community) against churches and religion, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak68169.7
2) Not allowed28028.7
8) Dont know151.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL977100.0

COLATH from General Social Survey, 1988

Should a person who is against all churches and religion be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLATH)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach44245.2
5) Not allowed50251.4
8) Dont know313.2
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL977100.0

Item Instructions (COLATH):

Code item as follows: 4=1; 5=0; all other values set to system missing.


LIBATH from General Social Survey, 1988

If some people in your community suggested that a book written by an atheist against churches and religion should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor33033.8
2) Not favor62263.7
8) Dont know202.0
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL977100.0

Item Instructions (LIBATH):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0; all other values set to system missing.




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