Gene Expression

Region & race; opinions & values

In the post below I combined some of the Census Regions for reasons of sample size. But I decided to do this again without combining, but removing some of the questions because of small sample sizes. Again, I also limited the sample to whites between 1998-2008.

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But, I added another category: blacks. Michael Lind said:

Drum’s creepy bigotry becomes clear when other groups are substituted: “There are, needless to say, plenty of individual blacks who are wholly admirable. But taken as a whole, black culture is [redacted]. Barack Obama can pretty it up all he wants, but it’s a [redacted].” Or maybe this: “There are, needless to say, plenty of individual Jews who are wholly admirable. But taken as a whole, Jewish culture is [redacted]. The late Irving Howe can pretty it up all he wants, but it’s a [redacted].”

Below J-Dog notes:

Can we do a recount on the Civil War – and FORCE the crackers in the South to secede now?

Results below….


Blacks New Eng Mid Atlant Great Lakes Midwest & Plains S. Atlant E. S. Cent W. S. Centl Mount Pacific
God









Don’t Believe 2.2 4.4 4 3 3.9 1.5 0.6 2.1 3.2 3.5
No Way To Find Out 0.8 10.4 5.4 5.5 5.8 4.3 1.9 4.3 5.7 6.2
Some Higher Power 3.5 14.8 9.4 11.8 11.6 7.4 2 6.8 9.9 17.5
Believe Sometimes 2.3 5.3 6.7 4.9 3.6 4 1.4 1.5 3.5 5.2
Believe But Doubts 7.5 24.8 22.1 18.3 20.8 14 13.8 15.5 20.8 16.7
Know God Exists 83.7 40.3 52.5 56.6 54.3 68 80.3 69.8 56.9 50.9











Party









Democrat 76.5 42.8 43.3 36.2 40.1 34.2 33.3 36.3 40.4 42.7
Independent 15.8 23 20.6 20.5 16.9 18.8 17.4 17.3 15.5 17.3
Republican 7.7 34.2 36.1 43.3 43.1 47 49.3 46.5 44.2 39.9











Ideology









Liberal 31.2 33.4 27.8 24.2 25.7 19.7 18.4 18.9 26.3 29.7
Moderate 43.2 37.6 43.3 39.4 40.3 35.4 37 35.4 37.6 34.4
Conservative 25.6 29.1 28.9 36.4 34 44.8 44.6 45.7 36.1 35.9










Religion









Protestant 76.6 29 29.2 50.5 58.4 64.5 82.2 61.5 50.4 41.7
Catholic 6.3 42.4 46.5 28.6 22.5 17.5 8.3 23 19.6 22.3
Jewish 0.2 4.8 4.9 1.7 1 3 0.2 0.8 0.9 2.5
No Religion 10.6 19.5 14.1 16.1 14.6 11.5 7.3 10 19.8 24.9











Education









Less Than HS 21.2 9.8 12.4 13.3 9.9 11.8 19.4 13.2 9 9.7
HS 57 43 51.2 56.6 57.6 51.5 59 52.5 52.3 50.6
Junior College 8.9 7.7 7.8 7.8 6.8 8.7 6.6 6.9 9.5 8.5
Bachelor 9 24.5 17.5 14.7 16.8 19.4 9.3 18.4 21.9 20.7
Graduate 4 15 11.1 7.6 8.9 8.5 5.7 9 7.4 10.6











Intelligence









Dumb (WORDSUM 0-4) 32.7 18.1 14.2 17.1 12 16 23.1 16.7 12.2 10.8
Average (WORDSUM 5-7) 58.8 45 58.8 62.2 59.7 56.7 57.7 58.1 58.6 53.7
Smart (WORDSUM 8-10) 8.4 37 27 20.6 28.3 27.3 19.2 25.2 29.2 35.4











Allow To Speak….









Atheist 65.7 85.1 77.8 81 82.3 75.9 67.3 76.1 86.2 85.1
Racist 53.7 64.1 61.6 67.3 65 55.1 59.9 59.8 68.1 65.9
Homosexual 77.2 91.3 88.7 85.8 86.3 80.3 71.1 80.8 88.6 89











Protestants









Fundamentalists 76.7 31.2 25.4 46.9 46.1 55 71.3 59.9 45.6 39
Moderate 15.9 21.4 30.9 27.4 31.9 15.8 12.6 17.4 29.5 36.5
Liberal 7.4 47.3 43.7 25.7 22 29.3 16 22.7 24.9 24.5











Bible Is….









Word of God 55.6 16.1 20.7 27.9 25.3 35 51.9 35.4 28.1 21.8
Inspired Word 34.5 52.8 57.3 55.8 55.2 50.3 40.4 51.5 50.7 49.1
Book of Fables 8.6 28.9 20.3 15 18.2 13.1 7.1 12.2 19.9 27











Great Deal of Confidence In….









Scientific Community 26.3 46.7 46.3 43.1 46.3 43.3 39.1 44.8 43.7 52.7
Military 39.1 39.8 45.7 48.9 48.5 54.3 60.1 49.9 46.9 40.9
Organized Labor 13 9.4 15.3 12.6 12.6 11.2 10.8 11.9 7.9 15.4
Organized Religion 28.4 17.2 25.8 27 24.7 26.2 28.2 26 21 19.3
Banks 24.5 20.5 26.3 26.2 30.4 29 29.8 30.6 23.7 26











Approve Ban Mandatory School Prayer 24.1 57.7 47.8 40.2 50.1 36.4 26.9 36.5 49.1 53.1
Homosexual Sex Always Wrong 73.1 34.8 42.5 55.2 53.6 60.4 78.7 66.4 51.2 45.5
Strongly Favor Spanking of Children 40.6 11.8 19.7 25.1 23.2 30.7 37.1 31.6 23.6 23.5
Favor Law Against Interracial Marriage 3.8 7.6 9.4 10 10.9 13.9 31.6 16.2 5.4 5.6
Yes – Abortion On Demand 36.6 53.3 47.8 36.9 36.1 37.4 24.3 33.2 45.3 51.7
Never Attend Religious Service 12.5 25.2 22.8 20 17.3 17.9 14.8 15.4 24.7 29.2
Favor Gun Permit 87.4 88.2 88.5 79.2 75.5 80.2 74.9 72.8 69.5 79.9
Legalize Marijuana 28.3 46.4 34.6 36.2 33.6 32.7 27.5 27.9 37.2 43.8

Here are the correlations in responses between the categories sorted:

New England & East South Central 0.6
Black & New England 0.61
Black & Mid Atlantic 0.69
Mid Atlantic & East South Central 0.7
Black & Pacific 0.73
East South Central & Pacific 0.75
New England & West South Central 0.78
Black & Mountain 0.8
New England & South Atlantic 0.81
Black & Midwest 0.81
Black & Great Lakes 0.83
East South Central & Mountain 0.84
Mid Atlantic & West South Central 0.85
Black & South Atlantic 0.86
Midwest & East South Central 0.87
Mid Atlantic & South Atlantic 0.87
Black & West South Central 0.87
Great Lakes & East South Atlantic 0.88
New England & Midwest 0.88
New England & Great Lakes 0.88
West South Central & Pacific 0.89
Black & East South Central 0.89
South Atlantic & Pacific 0.9
New England & Mountain 0.9
Mid Atlantic & Midwest 0.93
Mid Atlantic & Mountain 0.93
Mid Atlantic & Great Lakes 0.94
New England & Pacific 0.94
Mid Atlantic & Pacific 0.94
South Atlantic & East South Central 0.95
West South Central & Mountain 0.95
Great Lakes & Pacific 0.95
South Atlantic & Mountain 0.95
East South Central & West South Central 0.95
New England & Mid Atlantic 0.96
Midwest & West South Central 0.96
Midwest & South Atlantic 0.96
Midwest & Pacific 0.96
Great Lakes & West South Atlantic 0.97
Great Lakes & South Atlantic 0.97
Mountain & Pacific 0.98
Great Lakes & Mountains 0.98
Midwest & Mountain 0.99
Great Lakes & Midwest 0.99
South Atlantic & West South Central 0.99

As hinted in Lind’s piece, the group of white Americans that black Americans resemble most of their values and outlook are Southerners, in particular the most culturally conservative Southern block. On a host of social issues black Americans resemble white Americans from Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. But, since they vote Democrat all is forgiven I suppose. Now, if I blacks ever did start voting their social attitudes, I wonder what equivalent of “crackers” they would be labelled. Oh, wait….

Addendum: Removing political party affiliation, and the correlation between blacks and the “East South Central” goes from 0.89 to 0.95.