Religion: The 3 Ps in Little Rock

In their attitude toward integration, Little Rock's Protestant and Jewish clergymen can be classified as "pushers," "powers" and "passives." So said Harvard Assistant Professor of Psychology Thomas F. Pettigrew, reporting last week on a survey he and an associate started in Little Rock during last year's school integration crisis. Of about 100 clergymen interviewed, Pettigrew said, the "pushers" for integration numbered only eight—six Protestants and the city's two rabbis. Their average age was 36, their average service in Little Rock four years, their average congregation 400. Two of the Protestants have since been transferred to rural regions; another is "out of...

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