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Agreement With Views of Martin Luther King, Jr. Before and After His Assassination

Hartnett, Rodney T.; Libby, Carol U.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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Attitudes, Civil Rights, King, Martin Luther, Jr., Social Attitudes, Trustees


Questionnaires received from a nationwide sample of college and university trustees before and after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were compared for the perceived similarity of their views to those of Dr. King. The data suggest a pronounced increase in the extent to which post-assassination respondents perceive their political/ social views to be similar to those of Dr. King. The differences are further analyzed with attention to political party affiliation and ideology.

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