In a comment to my previous post Dain linked to an argument he got in at the Independent Institute’s blog about the attitude of minorities toward the war on drugs. The GSS has a variable amusingly named GRASS which asks:
95. Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not?
I have broken down the results by race. Whites seem to be slightly more in favor of legalization, with “other” the most prone to harshing your buzz, maaaaaaannn. I wish the question had considered other drugs, as I told IOZ, I personally give a whole lot less of a shit about marijuana (and it’s the sale I’m interested in, not the use) than crack, meth and heroin.












SDA 3.2: Tables


General Social Surveys, 1972-2006 [Cumulative File]


Dec 18, 2008 (Thu 08:37 PM PST)


































Variables
Role Name Label Range MD Dataset
Row GRASS SHOULD MARIJUANA BE MADE LEGAL 1-2 0,8,9 1
Column RACE RACE OF RESPONDENT 1-3 0 1
Weight WTSSALL WEIGHT VARIABLE .4297-6.4287
1


































Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
RACE
1
WHITE
2
BLACK
3
OTHER
ROW
TOTAL
GRASS 1: LEGAL 25.0
6,003
23.5
847
22.0
285
24.6
7,136
2: NOT LEGAL 75.0
18,057
76.5
2,758
78.0
1,008
75.4
21,824
COL TOTAL 100.0
24,061
100.0
3,606
100.0
1,293
100.0
28,959
















Color coding: <-2.0 <-1.0 <0.0 >0.0 >1.0 >2.0 Z
N in each cell: Smaller than expected Larger than expected


chart illustrating table

















Allocation of cases (unweighted)
Valid cases 28,942
Cases with invalid codes on
row or column variable
22,078
Total cases 51,020















Datasets
1
/html/D3/GSS06
2
/html/Npubvars/GSS06

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