The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Busing to Achieve School Integration 1972-1984

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Bus Children 1 5
(126)
4
(97)
5
(129)
** 3
(49)
** 3
(33)
2 2
(53)
2
(49)
2
(66)
** 3
(37)
** 2
(15)
3 2
(54)
2
(59)
2
(64)
** 3
(39)
** 3
(25)
4 5
(125)
5
(123)
6
(178)
** 6
(80)
** 7
(70)
5 3
(88)
4
(98)
4
(122)
** 5
(73)
** 9
(91)
6 7
(175)
9
(228)
8
(227)
** 16
(230)
** 19
(186)
Keep in Neighborhood 7 70
(1870)
62
(1536)
61
(1741)
** 57
(795)
** 48
(462)
DK, Haven't Thought 7
(195)
12
(301)
11
(317)
** 7
(100)
** 9
(86)
N 2686 2491 2844 0 1403 0 968

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4B.6.

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Question Text:

"There is much discussion about the best way to deal with racial problems. Some people think achieving racial integration of schools is so important that it justifies busing children to schools out of their own neighborhoods. Others think letting children go to their neighborhood schools is so important that they oppose busing." "Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you thought much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Bus (1,2,3)
Keep in Neightborhood (5,6,7)

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