Year: 2006
Module: Attitudes to Minority Ethnic People
Variable:RACCOMP

And again in relation to colour and ethnicity, which of these statements BEST describes how you feel about mixing with people from a different background to your own?

 

%

I prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one I was brought up in 27
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one I was brought up in 4
I have no preference 64
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 4
Donít know 1

 

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Results for men and women

%

  Male Female
I prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one I was brought up in 30 25
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one I was brought up in 4 3
I have no preference 62 66
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 3 5
Donít know 1 1

  

 

Results for people of different ages

%

  18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
I prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one I was brought up in 26 24 24 20 35 37
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one I was brought up in 9 4 1 5 1 2
I have no preference 62 69 72 70 57 55
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 3 3 2 6 6 5
Donít know 0 1 1 0 1 1

 

  

Results for people of different religions

%

  Catholic Protestant No religion
I prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one I was brought up in 24 33 19
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one I was brought up in 4 3 5
I have no preference 67 59 75
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 5 4 1
Donít know 1 1 0

 

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