ERIC Number: ED334091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Ethnic Images. GSS Topical Report No. 19.
Smith, Tom W.
Using the 1990 General Social Survey, this document analyzes two questions: (1) what are the images that people have toward several prominent ethnic groups on various dimensions or characteristics; and (2) do the images people have about ethnic groups influence other attitudes and behaviors toward the groups. Six groups are examined: Whites, Jews, Blacks, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Southern Whites. Among the research findings was that, with the exception of Jews, minority groups were evaluated more negatively than whites in general. It also was found that these negative images in turn helped to shape individual attitudes towards civil rights, racial integration policies, social distance, ratings of countries, and presumably other group-related issues. Several tables of data and a 24-item list of references are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Attitude Measures, Blacks, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic Americans, Jews, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Public Opinion, Racial Attitudes, Social Science Research, Whites
National Opinion Research Center, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.