Education and Social Desirability Bias: The Case of a Black Presidential Candidate
Jennifer A. Heerwig
Brian J. McCabe
Survey research consistently reports a positive association between educational attainment and socially tolerant attitudes, but critics hold that respondents with high levels of education may simply purport to hold attitudes seen as socially desirable. In this article, we seek to adjudicate between the claim that the association between education and social tolerance is simply an artifact of sophisticated social desirability reporting on the part of well-educated respondents and the competing theory that education has a real impact on increasing forms of social tolerance. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.
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