The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Pace of Civil Rights Leaders' Actions 1964-1992

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92
Too Slowly 5
(83)
5
(61)
7
(104)
9
(81)
8
(220)
9
(222)
8
(227)
** 13
(175)
** 12
(113)
14
(151)
15
(262)
11
(111)
17
(377)
About Right 25
(389)
19
(242)
27
(420)
33
(289)
41
(1107)
44
(1069)
47
(1336)
** 48
(661)
** 55
(517)
59
(636)
56
(988)
54
(529)
55
(1230)
Too Fast 63
(976)
65
(826)
63
(957)
53
(460)
46
(1225)
41
(1012)
39
(1111)
** 33
(460)
** 30
(287)
24
(259)
25
(439)
27
(264)
25
(551)
Don't Know, Other 6
(94)
12
(150)
3
(47)
5
(44)
5
(125)
6
(144)
5
(153)
** 6
(78)
** 3
(28)
2
(26)
4
(68)
8
(74)
3
(63)
N 1542 1279 1528 874 2677 2447 2827 0 1374 0 945 1072 1757 978 2221

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4B.2.

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Question Text:

"Some say that the civil rights people have been trying to push too fast. Others feel they haven't pushed fast enough. How about you: Do you think that civil rights leaders are trying to push too fast, are going too slowly, or are they moving about the right speed?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Too Slowly
About Right
Too Fast

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