The interview schedule designed for use with Negro adults in the South was modified for use with the samples of white adults and of Negro college students. In the presentation of the questionnaire that follows, these modifications can be identified by reference to the three columns of question numbers. If a number appears in all three columns opposite a question, that question was asked of all three samples. A number in only one or two columns means the question was asked only of the samples identified at the column top.
One consistent modification is not identified. In view of the affect-laden quality of different pronunciations of the word "Negro" among southern whites, the term "Colored people" was substituted for every use of the word "Negro" in adapting the Negro questionnaire for use with the white sample. Unless some other change was also made in the question, we have not reprinted it as different in the white questionnaire.
|[A] Negro Student||[B] White Adult||[C] Negro Adult|
|COMMUNITY AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION STUDY|
I am helping a group of people at the University of North|
Carolina who are studying public opinion on community and
civic participation. I'm mainly interested in questions like
this, for example:
When you talk with your friends, do you ever talk about|
public problems -- that is, what's happening in the country or
in this community?