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poltical party affiliation and the environment

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on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of poltical party affiliation and the environment

Data Data was used from the 2006 General Social Survey
The GSS is a longitudinal study used to study social change
in America
The data included 4510 respondents, of which I used 1275 Methods Chi-Square statistics revealed that there was a relationship between people's feelings toward governmental success at protecting the environment and political party affiliation

Maybe other variables were influencing
this relationship?

I decided to use Logistical Regression as I held income, education, gender, and age constant Findings Research Questions Hypotheses Soc 400W
April 21, 2010
Kelsey Van Selous The Relationship between Governments Success of Environmental Protection and Political Party Affiliation Getting Started...... Initial interests: environmental issues, gender, and age

Started with a list of variables

Narrowed down to: environmental protection and political party affiliation
Previous research suggests that democrats care more about the environment than Republicans
Does this impact respondents support of the government on the issue I predicted....
Respondents who believed the government is successful will be more likely to affiliate with the Republican Party rather than the Democratic Party
Age, gender, income, and education will have an influence on the relationship between political party and environmental feelings

Does a person’s feelings concerning governmental success of protecting the environment influence political party affiliation?

Is this relationship influenced by outside factors such as age, income, education, and gender? Income and education will be better predictors for political party affiliation
There will be a significant relationship between environmental feelings, age, gender, income, and education, in relation to political party affiliation I discovered....
A significant relationship between political party affiliation and how successful respondents felt that the government was doing of protecting the environment

Relationship stayed significant when age, gender, income, and education were held constant
Gender, age, and education were not found to be significant
Income was marginally significant Limitations I could have....
Used a more straightforward variable concerning environmental feelings
My question could have been potentially confusing
Used more variables concerning the environment
Literature limitations Conclusion Research supports main hypothesis but not all

Respondents who believed that the government was not doing a successful job at protecting the environment were more likely to identify as Democrat

Environmental protection variable was the best predictor as compared to age, gender, education, and income

This research is important as it can help future governments and leaders to curtail their programs to address environmental protection Variables used:
Political Party Affiliation
Respondents Feelings Concerning the Success of the Government of Protecting the Environment
Education Lack of literature directly on the relationship
Tells society that parties have specific environmental leans
Could spark a plan of attack of protecting the environment
Addressed in future elections
Crucial Information
Address to the government that they are not doing a good of a job As succesfulness increased, there was a 47.6% decrease in the odds of respondents affiliating with the Democratic Party As income increased, there was a 20.1% decrease in the odds of respondents affiliating with the Democratic Party This research is important because... However... So What?
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