Agnostic claimed most whites are friendly towards it. I decided to check the GSS.


Text for ‘JOBAFF’

534. Some people say that because of past discrimination, blacks
should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Others say
that such preference in hiring and promotion of blacks is wrong
because it discriminates against others. What about your opinion
- are you for or against preferential hiring and promotion of
blacks? Do you favor/oppose preference in hiring and promotion
strongly or not strongly?

Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
RACE
1
WHITE
2
BLACK
3
OTHER
ROW
TOTAL
JOBAFF 1: STRONGLY FOR PREF 4.0
46.0
44.2
77.9
8.8
4.9
9.3
128.8
2: FOR PREFERENCE 5.1
59.0
16.3
28.7
9.8
5.4
6.7
93.1
3: AGAINST PREFERENCE 19.0
220.8
17.8
31.4
28.4
15.7
19.3
267.9
4: STRONGLY AGAINST PREF 71.9
834.1
21.8
38.4
52.9
29.2
64.8
901.7
COL TOTAL 100.0
1,159.9
100.0
176.4
100.0
55.2
100.0
1,391.5
Means 3.59 2.17 3.25 3.40
Std Devs .76 1.21 .97 .96
Unweighted N 1,149 180 55 1,384

Text for ‘AFFRMACT’

153. Some people say that because of past discrimination, blacks
should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Others say
that such preference in hiring and promotion of blacks is wrong
because it discriminates against whites. What about your opinion
- are you for or against preferential hiring and promotion of
blacks? If favors: Do you favor preference in hiring and
promotion strongly or not strongly? If opposes: Do you oppose
preference in hiring and promotion strongly or not strongly?

Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
RACE
1
WHITE
2
BLACK
3
OTHER
ROW
TOTAL
AFFRMACT 1: STRONGLY SUPPORT PREF 5.4
493.7
33.8
500.7
14.5
134.1
9.8
1,128.4
2: SUPPORT PREF 5.8
535.7
12.6
187.1
8.3
77.0
6.9
799.9
3: OPPOSE PREF 26.4
2,421.7
23.3
346.0
32.1
297.3
26.5
3,065.0
4: STRONGLY OPPOSE PREF 62.3
5,711.9
30.3
449.5
45.1
417.8
56.9
6,579.1
COL TOTAL 100.0
9,163.0
100.0
1,483.2
100.0
926.2
100.0
11,572.4
Means 3.46 2.50 3.08 3.30
Std Devs .83 1.24 1.05 .97
Unweighted N 9,126 1,610 821 11,557
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