Year: 2008
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 that I was brought up in 21
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background as the one that I was brought up in 3
I have no preference 68
I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background 8
Don't know 0

 

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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 that I was brought up in 25 18
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background as the one that I was brought up in 3 3
I have no preference 67 69
I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background 5 10
Don't know 0 0

  

 

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 that I was brought up in 26 16 17 19 20 30
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background as the one that I was brought up in 5 3 3 2 3 3
I have no preference 64 80 72 71 68 53
I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background 5 2 9 7 9 14
Don't know 0 0 0 1 0 0

 

  

Results for people of different religions

%

  Catholic Protestant No religion
I prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one that I was brought up in 17 27 10
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background as the one that I was brought up in 4 2 3
I have no preference 71 62 78
I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background 8 8 9
Don't know 0 1 0

 

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