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HOLY BOOKS OR POCKET BOOKS? CLASS AND VALUES IN AMERICAN POLITICS

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Date Issued:
2006
Abstract/Description:
There has been much speculation recently as to the political effect that "moral values" have on Americans and much research has shown inconclusive results as far as the effect of class. This paper aims to study how class and values, including moral values and postmaterialist values, interact with politics in the United States. The analyses performed to determine these effects include crosstabulation and logistical regressions and will include data from the National Election Studies (NES). It is found that postmaterialist values have little effect on political behavior but in separate analyses, class and moral values have increasing influences on vote choice and partisan identification. It is also determined that moral values currently has more influence on presidential votes, but there is no clear indication that values are consistent indicators of House vote choice or partisan identification.
Title: HOLY BOOKS OR POCKET BOOKS? CLASS AND VALUES IN AMERICAN POLITICS.
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Name(s): Keaton, Matthew, Author
Knuckey, Jonathan, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There has been much speculation recently as to the political effect that "moral values" have on Americans and much research has shown inconclusive results as far as the effect of class. This paper aims to study how class and values, including moral values and postmaterialist values, interact with politics in the United States. The analyses performed to determine these effects include crosstabulation and logistical regressions and will include data from the National Election Studies (NES). It is found that postmaterialist values have little effect on political behavior but in separate analyses, class and moral values have increasing influences on vote choice and partisan identification. It is also determined that moral values currently has more influence on presidential votes, but there is no clear indication that values are consistent indicators of House vote choice or partisan identification.
Identifier: CFE0001319 (IID), ucf:47028 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): class
values
American politics
vote choice
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001319
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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