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Study Report

Study Number: SM-008-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: Racial attitudes in fifteen American cities, 1968.  [machine-readable data file] / Campbell, Angus  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 3500

Comments: This study was also received on ICPSR Release CD0016 (DPLS 7176). This release may contain some differences from other copies.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy, or machine-readable plus 2 accompanied books.

Abstract: This study focuses on attitudes and perceptions related to urban problems and race relations of the black and white populations in Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Gary, Milwaukee, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Samples of blacks and whites were selected in each of the cities, and approximately 175 respondents of each race, ages 16 to 69, were interviewed in early 1968. There are two separate data files associated with the study: a black data file (2,809 respondents, weighted to 3,229.79, 9 cards of data per respondent, and 405 variables) and a white data file (2,584 respondents, weighted to 2,655.02, 8 cards of data per respondent, and 353 variables). In addition, 366 whites (weighted to 377.88) were interviewed in suburban areas of Cleveland and Detroit. The suburban respondents are not routinely included in the white dataset distributed by the Archive but may be obtained upon request. The study employed two questionnaire forms: one for whites and one for blacks. Attitudinal questions asked of the respondents measured their satisfaction with community services, financial expectations, and feelings about the effectiveness of government in solving urban problems. Additional questions concerned the respondents' interracial relationships, their attitudes toward integration, their perceptions of discrimination in hiring, promotion, and housing, their participation in civil rights organizations and violent and non-violent protests, and their attitudes toward various civil rights leaders. White respondents were asked about their reactions to protests by blacks, their perceptions of racial discrimination, and their opinions of government intervention as a solution for various problems of blacks.

SUBJECT TERMS: blacks. cities. discrimination. financial affairs. government effectiveness. integration. interracial relationships. minority affairs. prejudice. race relations. racial attitudes. racial conflict. social attitudes and behavior. urban affairs. California-San Francisco. District of Columbia. Illinois-Chicago. Indiana-Gary. Maryland-Baltimore. Massachusetts-Boston. Michigan-Detroit. Missouri-St. Louis. New Jersey-Newark. New York-Brooklyn. New York-New York City. Ohio-Cincinnati. Pennsylvania-Philadelphia. Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh. United States. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Campbell, Angus. White Attitudes Toward Black People. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, 1971. Schuman, Howard, and Barry Gruenberg. The Impact of City on Racial Attitudes. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, 1970. Available only from University Microfilms. Schuman, Howard, and Shirley Hatchett. Black Racial Attitudes: Trends and Complexities. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, 1974.

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