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Figure 7.1: No instant Thatcher effect in 1975: Women in the Commons
after successive general elections
House of Commons Research Papers 01/75 & 05/33
Figure 7.2: Growth at the grassroots: black elected officials in the US
and minority ethnic councillors in England
figures from Bositis (2003) for 1970-2001 and from Bositis (2008) for 2007.
English figures from 1997 onwards from the census of councillors (National
Foundation for Educational Research, 2009); figure for 1986 an approximate
estimate form Gyford et al (1989), p48.
Figure 7.3: African Americans secure a bigger share of political offices
than minorities in the UK
based on Bositis (2008) for the US, and on National Foundation for Educational
Research (2009) for England.
Figure 7.4: The growing proportion of African American state legislators
who represent non-minority districts
Figure 7.5: Americans increasingly approve of interracial marriage
Gallup. Available at http://www.gallup.com/poll/28417/Most-Americans-Approve-Interracial-Marriages.aspx
are some changes in the exact question asked over time; see the above link for
Figure 7.6a: Britons increasingly at ease with blacks marrying into
their family, as well as with working for a black boss
Figure 7.6b: Americans grow more comfortable with black marrying into
their family at similar rate
data from Ford (2008) based on British Social Attitudes; US data from the
General Social Survey.
Figure 7.7: Respondents born in earlier decades are far more likely to
oppose a black spouse marrying into their family
Source: US Data
from General Social Survey, 1990-2006; British data from British Attitudes
Figure 7.8: Evolving opposition to a black marrying into the family
among two generations.
US data from General Social Survey, 1990-2006