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Abstract Throughout time there has been a strong emphasis in the understanding of voting behavior. Religion has an important impact in how the voter looks at specific issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, the environment, and economics.
The voter then uses his or her response to these issues as a guideline to help determine which presidential candidate to vote for.
This study looks at the influence of religion on various issues regarding abortion, homosexuality, the environment, and economic issues, and the vote for president in the and U.
Introduction Voting behavior has been studied for quite some time and many conclusions are made, but what factor influences voting behavior the most?
Some say that race is a factor, others that gender is a factor. Many studies, however, look at the influence religion, or lack thereof, has on the voting behavior of citizens, thus making religion one of the most important factors in determining voting behavior.
Different religious groups also have differing opinions on issues regarding abortion, homosexuality, the environment and economics, thus leading to a variety of conclusions when looking at influences on voting behavior.
Secular groups also have varying opinions on issues adding more confusion to voting behavior studies. In studying this wide spectrum of opinions on the issues of abortion, homosexuality, environment and economics, it is difficult to understand what drives individual voting behaviors.
Looking at the varying opinions of religious and non-religious groups is important in the current society to understand voter preferences and to understand the cultural differences that appear to be dividing the country.
As it seems as though the country is dividing upon these cultural differences our government will reach a point of standstill when it is unable to meet the wants and needs of its citizens. It is also beneficial for those who are campaigning or running a campaign to know who will vote on certain issues and how they will vote.
It is also important for those in office who are attempting to please their constituency as they will now be better equipped to understand the voting habits of their constituency.
Hypothesis It is my hypothesis that religiosity will be a leading factor regarding voting behavior on issues regarding abortion or homosexual rights more so than on issues dealing with the environment, or economic issues due to the moral values connected with the former issues.
I also hypothesize that Protestants are more inclined to vote on these issues than the two other main religious groups: Roman Catholic and Jewish, due to stronger religious connections to the issues and to the morality associated with such issues in Protestant denominations.
It is possible to divide the Protestant group into Mainline Protestants and Evangelical Protestants, but for some of the issues being discussed I believe the viewpoints are similar within the specific religious groups under the larger category or Protestant and it is therefore unnecessary to divide the group.
My hypothesis stems from two theoretical traditions. The first of which is a social-psychological theoretical tradition. This tradition centers on demographics to determine which factors have the greatest influence on individuals.
The second theoretical tradition my hypothesis stems from is the prospective voting theory.
This theory centers on policies rather than on demographics. Studies often look at the influence of race, gender, and ideology. Many studies also emphasize the influence of religion on voting behavior. Though studies have looked at many variables in order to determine influences on voting behavior, I argue that religion has an overriding influence, especially on the issues of abortion and homosexuality that tends to permeate many of these other factors.The role of race in voter turnout (pfmlures.com) Over the years, political scientists have studied the voting habits and behaviors of racial and ethnic minorities.
One area of focus is voter turnout. what factors influence whether they will show up at the polls on Election Day? Are minority populations more likely to vote if a. If you ask me, everything is pretty fucking great these days.
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Local candidates share views By Don Groves Free Press Adams County voters had the opportunity Oct.
16 to find out more about their local candidates seeking office in the Nov. 6 general election. There are many factors that affect our voting decisions. Party affiliation, values, education level, religion, economic status, and many other factors help to swing our vote in any election.
To say that a single factor could lead to our vote would be almost always impossible. Still, there tends to. The attitudes and orientations that affect voting behavior are related to a number of social and demographic characteristics.
Return to Transcripts main page. CNN Note: This page is continually updated as new transcripts become available. If you cannot find a specific segment, check back later. The role of race in voter turnout (pfmlures.com) Over the years, political scientists have studied the voting habits and behaviors of racial and ethnic minorities. One area of focus is voter turnout. what factors influence whether they will show up at the polls on Election Day? Are minority populations more likely to vote if a. Show All Answers. 1. How do I vote by absentee ballot? You may vote at the clerk's office or request that the ballot be mailed to you. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is noon of the day before the election.
Short-term changes are the result of fluctuations in factors that are specific to an election, such as the characteristics of the candidates or the condition of the economy. Changes in the party system since the.