Standing

Undergraduate

Type of Proposal

Oral Research Presentation

Challenges Theme

Open Challenge

Your Location

Windsor, Ontario

Faculty

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Sponsor

Kenneth Cramer

Abstract/Description of Original Work

To assess changes to American’s intolerance to various groups based on age and sex, we used Waves 3 to 6 of the World Values Survey (1995-2014), which contains over 200 items/questions and is administered to over 80 countries. Approximately 1500 respondents in each wave indicated the extent to which they mentioned the following groups they would not want as neighbours: drug-users, immigrants, homosexuals, heavy drinkers, and people with AIDS or members of a different race. A multivariate analysis of variance (MONOVA) based on 4 waves of data; males and females; and young, medium, and old age groups revealed greater intolerance among early wave respondents, males, and older individuals. We further uncovered both a wave/age interaction and a sex/age interaction; we outline those specific results in detail. Implications for future research are discussed.

Special Considerations

We have a powerpoint presentation to go along with our oral presentation. Katelynne Lamothe is a co-author on this paper and presentation, and she has also submitted her own application for a second paper that we are also co-authoring.

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An Analysis of Intolerance in America

To assess changes to American’s intolerance to various groups based on age and sex, we used Waves 3 to 6 of the World Values Survey (1995-2014), which contains over 200 items/questions and is administered to over 80 countries. Approximately 1500 respondents in each wave indicated the extent to which they mentioned the following groups they would not want as neighbours: drug-users, immigrants, homosexuals, heavy drinkers, and people with AIDS or members of a different race. A multivariate analysis of variance (MONOVA) based on 4 waves of data; males and females; and young, medium, and old age groups revealed greater intolerance among early wave respondents, males, and older individuals. We further uncovered both a wave/age interaction and a sex/age interaction; we outline those specific results in detail. Implications for future research are discussed.