Year: 2009
Module: 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 19
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one that I was brought up in 3
I have no preference 71
(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 23 16
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one that I was brought up in 3 2
I have no preference 67 75
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 8 8
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 16 15 16 18 18 28
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one that I was brought up in 6 1 2 3 3 2
I have no preference 72 77 75 73 74 58
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 6 7 6 7 6 13
Don't know 0 0 0 0 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 19 22 9
I prefer the company of people from a different ethnic background to the one that I was brought up in 3 2 4
I have no preference 73 66 82
(I donít know anyone of a different ethnic background) 6 10 6
Don't know 0 0 0

 

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