Title

The Antecedents to Political Candidate Choice

Faculty Mentor(s)

Bryan Dawson

Proposal Type

Poster

Location

Open 3rd Floor

Start Date

4-4-2013 4:30 PM

End Date

4-4-2013 6:00 PM

Description/Abstract

The purpose of the study is to assess aspects that influence a person’s voting choices. The study looks at the extent to which people vote on particular issues. Aspects outside of knowledge of the issues are also addressed including political awareness, liberalism and conservatism, religious fundamentalism, ethnicity, gender, family and individual income, parental and individual support for a particular party, source of news, and religious affiliation. Results suggest that people do not vote in alignment with their chosen political candidate on particular issues, and that outside factors (ie. family, political party, and religious institution) better influence candidate choice.

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Apr 4th, 4:30 PM Apr 4th, 6:00 PM

The Antecedents to Political Candidate Choice

Open 3rd Floor

The purpose of the study is to assess aspects that influence a person’s voting choices. The study looks at the extent to which people vote on particular issues. Aspects outside of knowledge of the issues are also addressed including political awareness, liberalism and conservatism, religious fundamentalism, ethnicity, gender, family and individual income, parental and individual support for a particular party, source of news, and religious affiliation. Results suggest that people do not vote in alignment with their chosen political candidate on particular issues, and that outside factors (ie. family, political party, and religious institution) better influence candidate choice.