Social Tolerance and Racist Materials in Public Libraries

Susan K. Burke

Abstract


When asked about a hypothetical book containing racist beliefs, do people support removing the book from their public library or not? The study examined responses to this question from surveys conducted from 1976 to 2006. Responses were analyzed for changes over time and for differences between demographic categories of respondents. Data were gathered by the General Social Survey, a well-respected social sciences data resource.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/rusq.49n4.369

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