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How Accurate are Perceptions of Social Statistics about Blacks and Whites?

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Kaplowitz, S.A., B.J. Fisher, and Clifford L. Broman. 2003. "How Accurate are Perceptions of Social Statistics about Blacks and Whites?" Public Opinion Quarterly, 67: 237-244.

In this article, our objectives are to assess (1) the accuracy of people’s statistical perceptions of black-white differences in economic situations and socially undesirable behavior, (2) the relationship of the race of the respondent to these statistical perceptions, and (3) the degree to which formal education contributes to accurate knowledge.

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