Research

Symbolic Racism 2000 (SR2K), Scale & Instructions

To the Researcher:

My colleague David Sears and I published this scale in Political Psychology (Henry & Sears, 2002) in response to the many critiques that have been presented concerning previous uses of symbolic racism items, including the Modern Racism scale (McConahay, 1988).

We deliberately created the scale to have scaling properties to help prevent response biases and general mindless response patterns, and to allow for some flexibility for the scientist who may wish to use variations of this scale.

Expand on the links below for the scale and notes on how to combine the items into a scale. The scaling instructions were published in Sears & Henry (2005).

Thank you for considering use of this scale in your research. Happy data collecting!