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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Gender Voting Behavior and Patters: A Follow Up and Re-Analysis

The right to vote in America is one of the most fundamental rights given to the citizens. Although a smaller percentage of Americans do vote less than citizen of other democracies, Americans vote more often, on more issues and on more political positions than any other country. Americans need to take a stance and use their right to vote more often. Voting patterns can be analyzed based on gender. This paper will discuss a first attempt at analyzing gender voting patterns, one that ultimately did not live up to it's hypothesis. New research will then be conducted and analyzed in another attempt to explain gender voting patterns. The gender gap is the partisan difference between men and women in their voting behavior. Variables that will be tested along with and against gender are age, marital status, education, children and secularity.

Presenter: Laura Wegner (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Political Science
Location: 208 Holmes
Time: 2:50 pm (Session IV)

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