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ABC News Religion Poll, 1997 - Analysis

INFERIOR (Weighted by WT1)

Do you think the Bible says blacks are inferior to whites or do you think it does not say that?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Says blacks are inferior to whites182.0%2.0%
2) Does not say that76586.7%88.7%
8) DK/No opinion10011.3%100.0%
Missing13
Total Unweighted N = 739





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 2425 to 2930 to 3940 to 4950 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites5.0%
5
3.3%
3
0.5%
1
2.2%
4
2.3%
4
0.7%
1
02.1%
18
Does not say that87.1%
88
81.5%
75
93.8%
182
84.1%
153
90.8%
157
78.4%
105
386.8%
760
DK/No opinion7.9%
8
15.2%
14
5.7%
11
13.7%
25
6.9%
12
20.9%
28
011.2%
98
Missing232013162
Total 100%
101
100%
92
100%
194
100%
182
100%
173
100%
134
   
876

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolGraduated high school/technical schoolSome collegeGraduated collegePostgraduateMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites3.0%
5
1.4%
4
2.7%
5
0.6%
1
2.5%
2
01.9%
17
Does not say that73.8%
121
88.3%
257
91.3%
167
89.4%
143
92.4%
73
386.8%
761
DK/No opinion23.2%
38
10.3%
30
6.0%
11
10.0%
16
5.1%
4
011.3%
99
Missing04431161
Total 100%
164
100%
291
100%
183
100%
160
100%
79
   
877

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther raceMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites1.8%
12
3.1%
3
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
11.8%
16
Does not say that87.9%
583
84.4%
81
83.6%
61
78.0%
32
586.7%
757
DK/No opinion10.3%
68
12.5%
12
15.1%
11
22.0%
9
011.5%
100
Missing7022192
Total 100%
663
100%
96
100%
73
100%
41
   
873

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicOther (Christian)Other (non Christian)Atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particularMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites1.2%
5
4.3%
9
1.1%
1
0.0%
0
3.2%
3
02.0%
18
Does not say that86.0%
368
91.5%
193
87.8%
79
87.7%
50
77.9%
74
186.7%
764
DK/No opinion12.9%
55
4.3%
9
11.1%
10
12.3%
7
18.9%
18
111.2%
99
Missing46101151
Total 100%
428
100%
211
100%
90
100%
57
100%
95
   
881

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites2.6%
11
1.3%
6
01.9%
17
Does not say that84.4%
357
88.9%
408
086.7%
765
DK/No opinion13.0%
55
9.8%
45
011.3%
100
Missing76130
Total 100%
423
100%
459
   
882

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Says blacks are inferior to whites2.9%
5
0.5%
1
2.2%
7
2.9%
5
02.0%
18
Does not say that85.6%
149
89.9%
196
86.1%
272
85.0%
147
086.7%
764
DK/No opinion11.5%
20
9.6%
21
11.7%
37
12.1%
21
011.2%
99
Missing2416130
Total 100%
174
100%
218
100%
316
100%
173
   
881

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