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					                                                                               Survey No. _____


         Please answer all questions, including open-ended explorative items (unless
otherwise instructed); mark the response continuum number that best reflects your
perceptions about the following.



This part of the survey explores your experiences growing up:


1. I consider my elementary school experience as racially diverse.




Not diverse                                  Diverse                               Very diverse


     1              2            3              4                5         6              7


1a. Check all that apply.


Substantial percentages of the following racial groups attended my elementary school:
( ) African Americans
( ) Chicanos/Chicanas
( ) East Asian Americans (Ex: Chinese Americans)
( ) European Americans
( ) Latino/a Americans
( ) Middle Eastern Americans
( ) Native Indian Americans
( ) Pacific Islander Americans
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian Americans)
( ) Other: __________________________



2. I consider my middle school experience as racially diverse.




Not diverse                                  Diverse                               Very diverse


     1              2            3              4                5         6              7


2a. Check all that apply.




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Substantial percentages of the following racial groups attended my middle school:
( ) African Americans
( ) Chicanos/Chicanas
( ) East Asian Americans (Ex: Chinese Americans)
( ) European Americans
( ) Latino/a Americans
( ) Middle Eastern Americans
( ) Native Indian Americans
( ) Pacific Islander Americans
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian Americans)
( ) Other: ____________________________



3. I consider my high school experience as racially diverse.




Not diverse                                  Diverse                                  Very diverse


     1              2             3              4             5              6              7


3a. Check all that apply.


Substantial percentages of the following racial groups attended my high school:
( ) African Americans
( ) Chicanos/Chicanas
( ) East Asian Americans (Ex: Chinese Americans)
( ) European Americans
( ) Latino/a Americans
( ) Middle Eastern Americans
( ) Native Indian Americans
( ) Pacific Islander Americans
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian Americans)
( ) Other: ____________________________



4. I consider my college experience at the University of California, Santa Barbara as racially




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diverse.




Not diverse                                     Diverse                      Very diverse


     1               2              3               4        5        6             7


4a. Check all that apply.


Substantial percentages of the following racial groups attend UCSB:
( ) African Americans
( ) Chicanos/Chicanas
( ) East Asian Americans (Ex: Chinese Americans)
( ) European Americans
( ) Latino/a Americans
( ) Middle Eastern Americans
( ) Native Indian Americans
( ) Pacific Islander Americans
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian Americans)
( ) Other: ____________________________


5. I am dating/have dated someone from another race.
( ) Yes. (If yes, go to 6.)
( ) No. (If no, go to 7.)


6. My girlfriend/boyfriend racially identified(s) as:
( ) African American
( ) Chicano/Chicana
( ) East Asian American (Ex: Chinese American)
( ) European American
( ) Latino/a American
( ) Middle Eastern American
( ) Native Indian American
( ) Pacific Islander American
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian American)
( ) Other: ____________________________




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7. I have a close friend/relative that is dating/has dated someone from another
race.
( ) Yes. (If yes, go to 8.)
( ) No. (If no, go to 10.)

8. My friend/relative racially identified(s) as:
( ) African American
( ) Chicano/Chicana
( ) East Asian American (Ex: Chinese American)
( ) European American
( ) Latino/a American
( ) Middle Eastern American
( ) Native Indian American
( ) Pacific Islander American
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian American)
( ) Other: ____________________________


9. My friend's/relative's girlfriend/boyfriend racially identified(s) as:
( ) African American
( ) Chicano/Chicana
( ) East Asian American (Ex: Chinese American)
( ) European American
( ) Latino/a American
( ) Middle Eastern American
( ) Native Indian American
( ) Pacific Islander American
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian American)
( ) Other: ____________________________


This part of the survey asks your opinion regarding past academic findings.


Studies in the past have found that people engage in interracial relationships for the
following reasons:




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(Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with these studies'
conclusions.)


10. People interdate (date interracially) because they are physically close to potential partners of
a different race in a particular social environment.


Strongly Disagree                                                                    Strongly Agree


     1              2              3              4             5              6              7


Comments regarding question 10:
(Please answer in the space provided below)




11. People interdate (date interracially) because there is situational under representation of their
racial group and chances are they will not connect romantically with someone of their own race.




Strongly Disagree                                                                    Strongly Agree


     1              2              3              4             5              6              7


Comments regarding question 11:
(Please answer in the space provided below)




12. People interdate (date interracially) because they had friends of other races growing up.




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Strongly Disagree                                                                   Strongly Agree


     1              2             3              4             5              6                7




Comments regarding question 12:
(Please answer in the space provided below)




This part of the survey examines representations of interracial romantic relationships in
the media (specifically television programming).


Interracial relationship: (definition) A heterosexual romantic relationship shared by two
people who identify as racially different.


When answering this set of questions, please keep in mind your experience with racial
diversity growing up and with interracial relationships as defined above.


13. The dynamic of interracial relationships are represented accurately in television media.




Strongly Disagree                                                                   Strongly Agree


     1              2             3              4             5              6                7




14. Comments
(Please answer in the space provided below)




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15. The population frequency of interracial relationships is represented accurately in
contemporary television media.




Strongly Disagree                                                                   Strongly Agree


     1              2             3              4              5             6             7




16. Comments
(Please answer in the space provided below)




17. Media misrepresentation of interracial relationships affects society.




Strongly Disagree                                                                   Strongly Agree


     1              2             3              4              5             6             7




18. Explain
(Please answer in the space provided below)




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This question is to be answered only by those who have dated interracially.



19. I feel that my relationship was/is represented accurately in television media.




Strongly Disagree                                                                      Strongly Agree


     1              2              3              4              5              6                7


Please Explain:




This question is to be answered by all participants.



20. Media representation of interracial relationships has increased the likelihood that I will
interdate.




Strongly Disagree                                                                      Strongly Agree




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Please Explain:




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Demographic Information

Age:


Gender:


Student Class Level:


Major:


Minor (if applicable):


How do you identify racially?


( ) African American
( ) Chicano/Chicana
( ) East Asian American (Ex: Chinese American)
( ) European American
( ) Latino/a American
( ) Middle Eastern American
( ) Native Indian American
( ) Pacific Islander American
( ) South Asian Americans (Ex: East Indian American)
( ) Other: ____________________________



Thank you for your time.




                                             10               K. Woods

				
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