The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Open Housing 1964-1976

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76
Whites Keep Blacks Out 26
(409)
32
(414)
22
(341)
20
(173)
16
(423)
** 8
(235)
Blacks Right to Choose 57
(894)
50
(635)
68
(1055)
70
(621)
76
(2061)
** 85
(2431)
Don't Know, Depends 17
(258)
18
(233)
10
(155)
10
(92)
8
(212)
** 7
(186)
N 1561 1282 1551 886 2696 0 2852

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4B.7.

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Question Text:

1964,1968-1972,1976: "Which of these statements would you agree with:
1. White people have a right to keep Negroes out of their neighborhoods if they want to
2. Negroes have a right to live wherever they can afford to, just like anybody else"
1966: "Some people say that Negroes should be allowed to live in any part of town they want to. How do you feel? Should Negroes be allowed to live in any part of town they want to, or not?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Whites Keep Blacks Out
Right to Live Anywhere

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