The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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
(596)
41
(647)
46
(594)
38
(593)
45
(399)
37
(995)
** 24
(690)
27
(616)
** ** ** 30
(328)
** 32
(315)
32
(715)
28
(492)
** ** 34
(617)
Govt. Stay Out 32
(404)
38
(602)
34
(434)
44
(681)
33
(295)
45
(1200)
** 39
(1125)
41
(924)
** ** ** 33
(356)
** 30
(300)
33
(734)
34
(607)
** ** 28
(510)
Don't Know, No Interest 21
(259)
20
(315)
20
(254)
18
(273)
22
(191)
19
(499)
** 36
(1036)
32
(739)
** ** ** 37
(401)
** 38
(372)
35
(792)
38
(663)
** ** 37
(673)
N 1259 1564 1282 1547 885 2694 0 2851 2279 0 0 0 1085 0 987 2241 1762 0 0 1800

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4B.5.

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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 ---"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Govt See to It
Govt Stay Out
Don't Know, No Interest

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