Intergroup Contact and the Construction of Racial Inequality and Injustice in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 2006-2007


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Two surveys were conducted in post-apartheid South Africa to explore, among other factors, attitudes towards race-targeted policies, perceptions of racial justice and discrimination, and racial prejudice. The surveys also examined people's experiences of inter-racial contact in terms of both its frequency and its quality and were designed to explore the relationship between such contact and various kinds of political attitudes. Survey One sampled black, coloured, Indian and white South Africans. Survey Two sampled white and black South Africans. Both surveys employed a computer assisted, random digit dialling methodology to recruit respondents. Further information is available from the ESRC Award web page.

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Survey One focused on attitudes towards a variety of policies designed to achieve racial equality in post-apartheid South Africa. It also explored racial attitudes and other variables such as stratification beliefs. Survey Two focused on perceptions of racial discrimination and justice, and included measures of racial prejudice and racial contact. Standard measures: Racial stereotyping Perceptions of injustice measured using Cantrill Ladder technique (both on Survey Two)

Sampling was a variation on simple random sampling. Data were gathered using a telephone survey met

Telephone interview

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Creator Durrheim, K., Unknown Affiliation; Dixon, J., Lancaster University, Department of Psychology
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2009
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council; National Research Foundation (South Africa)
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Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage South Africa