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Article "Psychology Group Conducts Poll"

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Article "Psychology Group Conducts Poll"

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This article discusses a poll conducted by Psychology students based on 20 questions compiled by John Ridenour, asking students about various issues like divorce laws, segregation and premarital sex. The poll also focuses on the liberalism and conservatism of the students.Their sample consisted of one hundred and eight male students and ninety female students.When asking about segregation they found a difference in attitudes towards African Americans in the younger generation. Forty five percent of boys and seventy five percent of girls would refer to an African American as "Mr." or "Mrs".Also, eight out of the nine boys and girls were in favor for equal rights. Majority of the girls and boys though lynching was unjustifiable and would be open to including a member of the "yellow" race to their clubs. 1742 liberal answers and 1606 conservative answers were provided. However, there was a majority of 52% of conservative votes.

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"Surveys Students: Psychology Group Conducts Poll." The Richmond Collegian XXV, no. 32, (May 19, 1930): 1, 3. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19390519.2.4&srpos=17&e=--1939---1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-negro+------#

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1939-05-19

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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“Article "Psychology Group Conducts Poll",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 18, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/475.