Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Attitudes Toward Tolerance of Nonconformists: A Trend StudyInternational Journal of Sociology of the Family (1977)
This study investigated the question of whether significant differences existed between the attitudes of American men and women toward nonconformists and toward civil liberties in 1974. Control variables included age, race, education, occupation, marital status, and church attendance. The data were drawn from the NORC General Social Survey of March 1974. The 1,484 respondents included 691 males and 793 females. Fifteen specific "tolerance items" were used for analysis. Twelve items measured attitudes toward certain civil liberties for selected nonconformists: socialists, atheists, admitted communists, and admitted homosexuals. The remaining three items related to approval or disapproval of homosexuality, the death penalty, and wiretapping. The hypothesis that the attitudes of men and women toward civil liberties for selected nonconformists did not differ in 1974 was generally supported by the data.
Publication DateJanuary, 1977
Citation InformationJosephine A. Ruggiero and Louise C Weston. "Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Attitudes Toward Tolerance of Nonconformists: A Trend Study" International Journal of Sociology of the Family Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (1977) p. 77 - 85 ISSN: 0020-7667
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