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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612475
Title:
THE AWAKENING OF AN UNPREPARED POLITICAL FORCE IN THE U.S.
Author:
ACOSTA, BERENICE
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The current literature on Hispanic public opinion and voting behavior identify racial identification and variations within the Hispanic community as essential to the understanding of Hispanic policy inclinations and vote choice. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the weight of racial identification and the Hispanic community diversification across a set of salient and general policy issues. A series of hypotheses were tested in order to determine the existence of a relationship between racial differences, Hispanic demographic traits, policy preferences, and political orientations during the 2012 election. This study utilized SETUPS, a statistical analysis program, to analyze the 2012 American National Election Studies (ANES) survey of the American electorate. The examination reveals how certain policy issues and demographic trends deviate Hispanic public opinion from that of other races and even from within Hispanic widespread beliefs. Despite the growth in Hispanic political awareness, it still remains a vulnerable and unprepared political force in the US.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Political Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Norrander, Barbara

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTHE AWAKENING OF AN UNPREPARED POLITICAL FORCE IN THE U.S.en_US
dc.creatorACOSTA, BERENICEen
dc.contributor.authorACOSTA, BERENICEen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe current literature on Hispanic public opinion and voting behavior identify racial identification and variations within the Hispanic community as essential to the understanding of Hispanic policy inclinations and vote choice. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the weight of racial identification and the Hispanic community diversification across a set of salient and general policy issues. A series of hypotheses were tested in order to determine the existence of a relationship between racial differences, Hispanic demographic traits, policy preferences, and political orientations during the 2012 election. This study utilized SETUPS, a statistical analysis program, to analyze the 2012 American National Election Studies (ANES) survey of the American electorate. The examination reveals how certain policy issues and demographic trends deviate Hispanic public opinion from that of other races and even from within Hispanic widespread beliefs. Despite the growth in Hispanic political awareness, it still remains a vulnerable and unprepared political force in the US.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorNorrander, Barbaraen
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