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, 1976


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, 1976

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 speak92761.8
2) Not allowed52234.8
8) Dont know473.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (SPKHOMO):

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


COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1976

Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
TOTAL%
4) Allowed78052.0
5) Not allowed66844.6
8) Dont know483.2
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (COLHOMO):

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


LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1976

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) Favor61441.0
2) Not favor83055.4
8) Dont know533.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1499100.0

Item Instructions (LIBHOMO):

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




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