Recently Added Products
NOD Survey of Public Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities, 1991
Investigators: The National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability commissioned this survey in the belief that knowledge about the public attitudes toward disabled persons is vital to the creation and implementation of policies concerning the participating of disabled people in public life. This landmark study documented for the first time what the public at large thinks about disabled people. The study includes 115 variables for 1,257 cases. The 1991 NOD Survey Public Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities assessed what it the American public believed about disabled people and interactions with them. The study aimed to provide policy makers, leaders of the disability movement, media, business people, and government officials with a better understanding of what the public knows about people with disabilities, how it feels about them and the way they are treated, and what should be done to help open up more opportunities for fuller participation in all aspects of life. The main foci of the study included: The public's contact with the disabled: Where does the public meet the disabled? Are relationships with them strained? Has the public seen movies or television programs on disabled people? The public's feelings toward disabled persons: What emotions are felt in dealing with disabled? Does the public feel differently about people with different disabilities? Do individuals ever feel awkward about how to approach a disabled person? Public knowledge of people with disabilities: What do people believe characterizes the lives of disabled people? Are they able to get jobs, have a social life, get by financially? The extent of perceived discrimination against disabled people: In what areas, if any, do disabled people face discrimination? Is affirmative action an appropriate remedy? Increasing the mainstream participation by disabled people: What are the pluses and minuses? What are people's attitudes toward government benefits for disabled people? The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA): Awareness of ADA; Knowledge of ADA; Support for ADA; Cost of ADA. Jim Brady's Calling on America Campaign: What is the degree of support for the campaign? Is there public willingness to participate in this campaign?