ERIC Number: ED091470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Racial Attitudes in Atlanta.
Hutcheson, John D., Jr.
The Center for Research in Social Change at Emory University has been studying various aspects of political and social change since 1966. As part of its efforts, the Center established a Civil Aggression Study Team (CAST). Before participating in the survey on which this report is based, CAST had analyzed a number of local events and had prepared reports for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Immediately after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in early April 1968, the Center launched a survey focusing on the Atlanta public's reaction to Dr. King's death. The survey schedule included questions taken from previous studies conducted by the Center's staff and other research facilities. Some of the same schedule items, and many similar items, had been included in the Survey Research Center's (at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan) survey of 15 American cities conducted earlier in 1968. Because the initial analysis of the Atlanta survey data did not focus directly on many of the items comparable to those used by the Survey Research Center and because the Survey Research Center's survey had not included a southern city, the city intended to reanalyze the 1968 Atlanta survey data and compare the Atlanta findings to those of the 15-city study. The report is intended to provide useful information to those who are working to prevent social disorder and conflict and attempting to bring about orderly social change. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Attitude Measures, Black Attitudes, National Surveys, Racial Attitudes, Racial Differences, Racial Relations, Regional Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Sociology, Surveys, Urban Population, Urban Problems
Center for Research in Social Change, Emory University, Atlanta, 30322 (Price not Available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA. Center for Research in Social Change.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia