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Federal Government Ensure School Integration 1962-2000

  '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00
Same Schools : 47 41 46 38 45 37 ** 24 27 ** ** ** 30 ** 32 32 28 ** ** 34
Govt. Stay Out : 32 38 34 44 33 45 ** 39 41 ** ** ** 33 ** 30 33 34 ** ** 28
Don't Know, No Interest: 21 20 20 18 22 19 ** 36 32 ** ** ** 37 ** 38 35 38 ** ** 37
N   1259 1564 1282 1547 885 2694   2851 2279       1085   987 2240 1761     1800

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 4B.5
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1962: "How about this statement, 'The government in Washington should
see to it that white and colored children are allowed to go to the
same schools.' Do you have an opinion on this or not?" (IF YES:)
"Do you agree that the government should do this or do you think
that the government should not do it?"
1964-1986,1990 and later: "Some people say that the government in
Washington should see to it that white and black (before 1972: Negro)
children go (1964-1970: are allowed to go) to the same schools.
Others claim this is not the government's business. Have you been
concerned (1986,1990: interested) enough about [in] this question to
favor one side over the other?" (IF YES) "Do you think the government
in Washington should ---"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 

This question is variable VCF0816 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0011z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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