Monday, May 20, 2019

An Internet Survey Results as of: December 31, 1999 N= 123

Editor: I apologize for the lack of update, my surveys have not been working right, but now that it is up again, I will update this report as soon as I have at least 100 new responses.

In your view, are racial minorities in the United States today routinely discriminated against or not?
  Frequency Percent
No 14 11.4
No Opinion 1 .8
Yes 107 87.0  
91.7% of Minorities and 87% of Whites believed that racial minorities are routinely discriminated against

91.9% of the women and 81.3%  of the men believed that racial minorities are routinely discriminated against

72% of white men believed that racial minorities are routinely discriminated against

How serious a problem do you think racial discrimination is where you live?
  Frequency Percent
No Opinion 1 .8
Not too Serious 34 27.6
Somewhat Serious 42 34.1
Very Serious 45 36.6

50% of Minorities compared to 23.2% of Whites reported Very Serious discrimination where they lived;

45% of the women compared to 22.9% of the men reported Very Serious discrimination where they lived.

16.0% of white men reported reported Very Serious discrimination where they lived.

How serious a problem do you think racial discrimination is at your place of employment or school?
  Frequency Percent
No Opinion 2 1.6
Not Serious 34 27.6
Not too Serious 29 23.6
Somewhat Serious 32 26.0
Very Serious 25 20.3

30.8% of Minorities compared to 8.9% of Whites reported Very Serious discrimination at their Work or School;

24.3% of Women compared to 14.6% of men reported Very Serious discrimination at work or school;

4.0% of white men reported Very Serious discrimination at their work or school.

How serious a problem do you think racial discrimination is in the practice of law?
  Frequency Percent
No Opinion 7 5.7
Not Serious 5 4.1
Not too Serious 8 6.5
Somewhat Serious 38 30.9
Very Serious 64 52.0

75% of Minorities compared to 28.6% of Whites believed there is very serious discrimination in the practice of law;

59.5% of the women compared to 41.7% of the men believed there is very serious discrimination in the practice of law.

20.0% of white men believed there is very serious discrimination in the practice of law.

How serious a problem do you think racial discrimination is in the administration of justice?
  Freq Percent
No Opinion 7 5.7
Not Serious 4 3.3
Not too Serious 9 7.3
Somewhat Serious 30 24.4
Very Serious 72 58.5

78.8% of Minorities compared to 39.3% of Whites believed there is very serious discrimination in the administration of justice;

60.2% of the women compared to 39% of the men believed there is very serious discrimination in the administration of justice

36.0% of white men believed there is very serious discrimination in the administration of justice

Do you think that relations between racial minorities and whites will always be a problem for the United States or that a solution will eventually be worked out?
  Frequency Percent
No opinion 8 6.5
Will always be a problem 71 57.7
Will eventually be worked out 43 35.0

67.3% of Minorities compared to 46.9% of Whites believed that minority-white relationship will always be a problem

59.5% of women compared to 56.3% of men believed that minority-white relationship will always be a problem

44.0% of white men believed that minority-white relationship will always be a problem

How do you think white people in the United States feel about minorities?
  Frequency Percent
Almost all white people dislike minorities 9 7.3
Many white people dislike minorities 75 61.0
Only a few white people dislike minorities 29 23.6
No Opinion 9 7.3

17.3% of minorities as compared to 33.3% of white people believed that only a few white people dislike minorities

21.6% of women as compared to 23.6% of men believed that only a few white people disliked minorities.

32.0% of white men believed that  only a few white people disliked minorities.

How do you think minorities in the United States feel about white people?
  Frequency Percent
Almost all minorities dislike white 9 7.3
Many minorities dislike whites 70 56.9
Only a few minorities dislike whites 34 27.6
No Opinion 9 7.3

26.9% of minorities as compared to 28.6% of white people believed that only a few minorities dislike whites

29.7 of women as compared to 25.0% of men believed that only a few minorities disliked whites.

24.0% of white men believed that only a few minorities dislike white people.

Who do you think is more responsibile for poor status of race relations in America?
  Frequency Percent
Both 56 45.5
Neither 8 6.5
Minorities mostly responsible 1 .8
Whites mostly responsible 55 44.7
No Opinion 3 2.4

50.0% of Minorities compared to 37.5% of Whites believed that Whites mostly responsible for current relationship between whites and minorities;

45.9% of the women compared to 43.8% of the men believed that Whites mostly responsible for current relationship between whites and minorities

32% of white men believed that Whites mostly responsible for current relationship between whites and minorities

On the whole, do you think most white people want to see minorities get a better break, or do they want to keep minorities down or don't you think they care either way?
Whites attitudes about minorities Frequency Percent
Want  Minorities to Get a Better Break 28 22.8
Want To Keep Minorities Down 46 37.4
Don't Care either way 40 32.5
No opinion 8 6.5

57.7% of Minorities compared to 19.6% of Whites believed that Whites want to keep minorities down;

41.9% of the women compared to 41.9% of the men believed that Whites want to keep minorities down.

8% of white men believed that Whites want to keep minorities down.

Over the last 10 years, how has the quality of life changed for minorities?
Quality of life for Minorities in Last 10 Years Frequency Percent
Has gotten better 66 53.7
Has gotten worst 14 11.4
Has stayed about the same 39 31.7
No opinion 3 2.4

17.3% of Minorities compared to 3.6% of Whites believed that quality of  life for minorities has gotten worse over the last 10 years;

10.8% of the women compared to 12.2% of the men believed that quality of  life for minorities has gotten worse over the last 10 years.

8.0% of white men believed that the quality of life for minorities has gotten worse over the last 10 years.

What do you think about racial minorities chances for good employment?
Minorities Chance-for-employment Frequency Percent
A Better Chance than whites 10 8.1
As good a chance as whites 22 17.9
Not as good a chance as whites 86 69.9
No Opinion 4 3.3

86.5% of Minorities compared to 55.4% of Whites believed that  minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for good employment;

78.4% of the women compared to 58.3% of the men believed that  minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for good employment.

48% of white men believed that   minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for good employment.

What do you think of racial minorities chances of getting a good education?
  Frequency Percent
A Better Chance than whites 7 5.7
As good a chance as whites 47 38.2
Not as good a chance as whites 66 53.7
No Opinion 2 1.6

71.2% of Minorities compared to 37.5% of Whites believed that  minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for a good education;

58.1% of the women compared to 47.9% of the men believed that  minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for a good education.

36% of white men believed that   minorities do not have as good a chance as whites for a good education.

What do you think of minorities chances of being stopped by a police officer?
  Frequency Percent
A Better Chance than whites 98 79.7
As good a chance as whites 16 13.0
Not as good a chance as whites 5 4.1
No Opinion 3 2.4

86.5% of Minorities compared to 75.0% of Whites believed that  minorities have a better chance than whites of being stopped by police;

81.1% of the women compared to 77.1% of the men believed that   minorities have a better chance than whites of being stopped by police;

72% of white men believed that minorities have a better chance than whites  of being stopped by police.

What do you think of minorities chances of being imprisioned?
  Frequency Percent
A Better Chance than whites 97 78.9
As good a chance as whites 17 13.8
Not as good a chance as whites 1 .8
No Opinion 7 5.7

90.4% of Minorities compared to 69.6% of Whites believed that  minorities have a better chance than whites being imprisioned;

81.1% of the women compared to 77.1% of the men believed that minorities have a better chance than whites being imprisioned.

64.0% of white men belived that minorities have a better chance than whites being imprisioned.

As you may have heard, a number of black churches have been destroyed by fire in the United States over the last few years. What do you think these incidents reflect:
  Frequency Percent
the fact American society is basically racist 60 48.8
isolated incident that do not reflect on society 23 18.7
neither 6 4.9
other opinion 29 23.6
no opinion 4 3.3

59.6% of Minorities compared to 38.7% of Whites believed that the church burnings represent the fact that American societyis basically racist.

54.1% of the women compared to 41.7% of the men believed that  the church burnings represent the fact that American societyis basically racist.

40% of the white men  believed that  the church burnings represent the fact that American societyis basically racist.

Age Range Frequency Percent
Less than 14 years old 6 4.9
14 - 18 years old 41 33.3
21 - 29 years old 34 27.6
30 - 39 years old 9 7.3
40 - 49 years old 15 12.2
50 - 64 years old 16 13.0
older than 64 years 1 .8
Racial-Ethnic Identity Frequency Percent
African/Black 38 30.9
Asian Pacific 6 4.9
European/Whit2 56 45.5
Hispanic/Latino 8 6.5
Native American/Eskimo/Indian 2 1.6
Biracial or Mixed Race 3 2.4
Other 9 7.3
Gender Frequency Percent
Female 74 60.2
Male 48 39.0
Country Frequency Percent
United States of America 115 93.5
Canada 4 3.3
France 1 .8
German 1 .8
Uganda 1 .8
Ukraine 1 .8
 

 

 

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