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Social Distance

Positive or negative feelings an individual holds about members of another group, such as members of a different religion, expressed in terms of the common distance metaphor of feeling close to someone.  A battery of social distance items can be found in Glock and Stark (1966).


Glock, Charles Y. and Rodney Stark. 1966. Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism. New York: Harper and Row.

The following are possible measures of Social Distance that can be created using data from theARDA.com
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