Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Tolerance > Homosexuals

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

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998


General Instructions:

Sum all items after recodes noted.

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


SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak1,51980.7
2) Not allowed30616.3
8) Dont know542.9
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (SPKHOMO):

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


COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach1,38773.7
5) Not allowed41522.1
8) Dont know774.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (COLHOMO):

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


LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor47925.5
2) Not favor1,31669.9
8) Dont know834.4
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1882100.0

Item Instructions (LIBHOMO):

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




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