"Can we all get along?" Using GIS to Explore Attitudes About Race and Ethnic Diversity in Orange County.
Track: Universities and Higher Education
Author(s): Fred Smoller
In 1990, 66 percent of Orange County was white. Today, whites account for
just 51% of the population. How do folks feel about this tremendous change
in our community? Are Orange County residents becoming more or less tolerant
of different racial and ethnic groups? To find out, a group of Chapman
University (Orange, CA) students administered a poll of 1,000 Orange County
residents. The poll included 20 questions regarding tolerance to race and
ethnic diversity which were first asked in 1994. GIS is used to analyze
the results. The paper also discusses how GIS can be used to engage
college students in the exploration of important public issues.
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