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, 1976


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, 1976

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 speak95964.0
2) Not allowed52435.0
8) Dont know161.1
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (SPKATH):

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


COLATH from General Social Survey, 1976

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 teach61941.3
5) Not allowed84756.5
8) Dont know332.2
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (COLATH):

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


LIBATH from General Social Survey, 1976

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) Favor56938.0
2) Not favor89259.5
8) Dont know362.4
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (LIBATH):

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




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