Ethnicity-of-interviewer effects among mexican-americans and anglos

Stephen D. Reese, Wayne A. Danielson, Pamela J. Shoemaker, Tsan-Kuo Chang, Huei Ling Hsu

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A general interpersonal deference explanation for ethnicity-of-interviewer effects is tested with a random survey of Anglos and Mexican-Americans using Anglo and Hispanic interviewers and questions related to Mexican-American culture. The theory was most clearly supported among Anglo respondents. The mixed support found among Mexican-Americans suggests that deference is strongest when questions deal with the culture represented by the interviewer, not the respondent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-572
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986

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