INNUMERACY ABOUT MINORITY POPULATIONS

@article{Nadeau1993INNUMERACYAM,
  title={INNUMERACY ABOUT MINORITY POPULATIONS},
  author={R. Nadeau and R. Niemi and Jeffrey P. Levine},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
  year={1993},
  volume={57},
  pages={332-347}
}
We use a small but nationally representative sample to investigate the sources of innumeracy regarding the proportion of blacks Hispanics and Jews in the U.S. population. In addition to a number of standard demographic differences we find that overestimates are closely related to region as well as to the density of the local black/Hispanic population. The extent to which minority populations are perceived as a kind of threat is also related to perceived proportions though the direction of… Expand
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