2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

The Effects of Gender, Race, Religion, Socioeconomic Status, and Socialization on Political Identification and Specific Policy Support


Olivia J. Pohlmann
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Voting in America is an important civic duty, so what determines how a person chooses to vote? Prior research has determined that gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and socialzation all play a role, but to what extent is unclear, and how they work together is even moreso. I conducted surveys to gather information about the respondents' demographics and their political preferences in order to answer my reserach questions: How do factors such as gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and past experiences/socialization affect which political party a person identifies with? How do these factors affect which specific policies a person supports? My findings showed that respondent's father's political party and socioeconomic status affects political party affiliation, but there is still much more research to be done. 

Keywords: Voting, Political party, Party identification, Gender, Race, Religion, Socioeconomic status

Topic(s):Sociology
Political Science

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Oral Presentation

Session: 19-2
Location: https://flipgrid.com/4edd27c9
Time: 0:00

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