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Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 1,319 39.9
2) Agree somewhat 983 29.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree 456 13.8
4) Disagree somewhat 327 9.9
5) Disagree strongly 188 5.7
8) Dont know 25 0.8
9) No answer 10 0.3
TOTAL3,308100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 1,342 41
2) Agree somewhat 935 28.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 453 13.8
4) Disagree somewhat 278 8.5
5) Disagree strongly 199 6.1
8) Dont know 48 1.5
9) No answer 18 0.5
TOTAL3,273100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 1,342 41.8
2) Agree somewhat 935 29.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 453 14.1
4) Disagree somewhat 278 8.7
5) Disagree strongly 199 6.2
TOTAL3,207100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 1,342 41
2) Agree somewhat 935 28.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 453 13.8
4) Disagree somewhat 278 8.5
5) Disagree strongly 199 6.1
8) Dont know 48 1.5
9) No answer 18 0.5
TOTAL3,273100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 1,012 43.4
2) Agree somewhat 665 28.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree 288 12.3
4) Disagree somewhat 218 9.3
5) Disagree strongly 116 5
8) Dont know 25 1.1
9) No answer 8 0.3
TOTAL2,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 1,319 39.9
2) Agree somewhat 983 29.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree 456 13.8
4) Disagree somewhat 327 9.9
5) Disagree strongly 188 5.7
8) Dont know 25 0.8
9) No answer 10 0.3
TOTAL3,308100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 422 46.5
2) Agree somewhat 238 26.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 115 12.7
4) Disagree somewhat 69 7.6
5) Disagree strongly 50 5.5
8) Dont know 10 1.1
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL908100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement? Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP_1) (WKWYUP_1)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 300 42.7
2) Agree somewhat 212 30.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 79 11.2
4) Disagree somewhat 65 9.2
5) Disagree strongly 42 6
8) Dont know 2 0.3
9) No answer 3 0.4
TOTAL703100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement? Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP_2) (WKWYUP_2)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 419 41.4
2) Agree somewhat 289 28.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree 136 13.4
4) Disagree somewhat 104 10.3
5) Disagree strongly 50 4.9
8) Dont know 10 1
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,013100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement? Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP_3) (WKWYUP_3)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Agree strongly 348 40.7
2) Agree somewhat 239 27.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree 128 15
4) Disagree somewhat 97 11.3
5) Disagree strongly 35 4.1
8) Dont know 6 0.7
9) No answer 3 0.4
TOTAL856100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now Im going to read several more statements. After each one, I would like you to tell me how strongly you agree or disagree. The first statement is: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should to the same without any special favors. (VCF9040)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 4,168 28.2
2) Agree somewhat 3,955 26.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree 1,303 8.8
4) Disagree somewhat 1,526 10.3
5) Disagree strongly 688 4.7
8) DK 79 0.5
9) NA; no Post IW; form A (1986); form B (1990) 3,057 20.7
TOTAL14,776100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without any special favors. Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with this statement? (BLK CMPR)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) AGREE STRONGLY 561 36.1
2) AGREE SOMEWHAT 491 31.6
3) NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 188 12.1
4) DISAGREE SOMEWHAT 212 13.6
5) DISAGREE STRONGLY 89 5.7
8) DK 9 0.6
9) REFUSED 5 0.3
TOTAL1,555100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 367 40.5
2) Agree somewhat 250 27.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 141 15.6
4) Disagree somewhat 90 9.9
5) Disagree strongly 48 5.3
8) Dont know 7 0.8
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL906100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 857 43
2) Agree somewhat 569 28.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 251 12.6
4) Disagree somewhat 177 8.9
5) Disagree strongly 113 5.7
8) Dont know 21 1.1
9) No answer 4 0.2
TOTAL1,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 798 42.5
2) Agree somewhat 524 27.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree 204 10.9
4) Disagree somewhat 168 9
5) Disagree strongly 131 7
8) Dont know 39 2.1
9) No answer 13 0.7
TOTAL1,877100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without any special favors. (V085143)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 10 0.4
-8) Dont know 15 0.6
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Agree strongly 739 31.8
2) Agree somewhat 651 28
3) Neither agree nor disagree 335 14.4
4) Disagree somewhat 208 9
5) Disagree strongly 144 6.2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 854 43.6
2) Agree somewhat 549 28
3) Neither agree nor disagree 223 11.4
4) Disagree somewhat 186 9.5
5) Disagree strongly 109 5.6
8) Dont know 33 1.7
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,960100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 785 42
2) Agree somewhat 538 28.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree 226 12.1
4) Disagree somewhat 159 8.5
5) Disagree strongly 113 6
8) Dont know 43 2.3
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,871100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without special favors. (WRKWAYUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 640 43.5
2) Agree somewhat 421 28.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 147 10
4) Disagree somewhat 142 9.7
5) Disagree strongly 86 5.9
8) Dont know 29 2
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,470100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? - The rights of minorities (MINORITY)
  TOTAL %
1) Go too far 216 27
2) Strike about the right balance 301 37.6
3) Dont go far enough 213 26.6
4) Dont Know 70 8.8
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now Id like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: h. greater attention to equality for racial and ethnic minorities. (C8EQLMIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very good 345 17.6
2) Mostly good 1,164 59.5
3) Mostly bad 348 17.8
4) Very bad 98 5
TOTAL1,955100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


On the whole, do you feel that minority groups in this country are receiving too much attention, too little attention or just the right amount of attention these days? (MNRTYATT)
  TOTAL %
1) Too much attention 539 45.5
2) Too little attention 250 21.1
3) Right amount 395 33.4
TOTAL1,184100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I am going to read a list of statements to you and I would like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. -- These days you hear too much about the rights of minorities and too little about the rights of the majority. (MINRGHT)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree 1,145 65.6
2) Disagree 600 34.4
TOTAL1,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. - These days you hear too much about the rights of minorities and not enough about the rights of the majority. (STD_MINO)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly Agree 3,164 14.9
2) Agree with Reservations 6,577 30.9
3) Disagree with Reservations 7,796 36.7
4) Strongly Disagree 3,722 17.5
TOTAL21,259100.0
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: -- These days you hear too much about the rights of minorities and not enough about the rights of the majority. (RTMAJOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 4,184 17.3
2) Agree with reservations 7,738 32
3) Disagree with reservations 8,125 33.6
4) Strongly disagree 4,141 17.1
TOTAL24,188100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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No Favors: This question type asks the respondents if minorities should work their way up without any special help.
Too Much Attention?: This question type asks the respondent if too much attention is paid to the plight of minorities.

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