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****G 805

(K) GITELSON CHAPTER 5, 6, 7, 8-- DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS’ VOTING LOYALTIES

           ARE YOU TYPICAL OR EXCEPTIONAL FOR EACH GROUP YOU ARE PART OF?

               

         MOST LIKELY                                                                                            MOST LIKELY
TO VOTE REPUBLICAN
                                                                               TO VOTE DEMOCRAT

 

whites (141, ch. 5 + 157, ch.. 6)

Cuban Americans (141)

ETHNICITY/RACE

African Americans (141, ch. 5 + 156, ch. 6)

Non-Cuban Hispanics (141, ch. 5)

 

 

 

white southerners today (156, ch. 6)

(also black southerners, 1865 to New Deal )

ETHNICITY AND

REGIONAL HISTORY 

black southerners today

(1865.– 1954, white southerners, 156, ch. 6)

 

 

 

lower density:  suburban, rural

POPULATION DENSITY

higher density:  urban (71% for Gore in 2000)

 

 

 

Protestants (141, ch. 5+157, ch. 6+201, ch. 7)

RELIGION   

 Jews (141, ch. 5  + 156, ch. 6),

 Catholics  (141, ch. 5 +156, ch. 6+ 201, ch. 7)

 

 

 

college graduates (201, ch. 7)

FORMAL EDUCATION

not college graduates

 

 

 

middle to upper class (157, ch. 6

above $74,000 income (201, ch. 7)

INCOME/SES

(socio-economic-status)

working class (156, ch. 6)

under $30,000 income (201, ch. 7)

 

 

 

men (139 ch. 5 +156, ch. 6 + 201, ch. 7) 

SEX/GENDER

women (139 ch.5 +156, ch. 6 + 201, ch. 7) 

 

 

 

between thirty and fifty (156, ch. 6) 

AGE

over fifty (156, ch. 6) and 18-29 (201 ch. 7)

 

 

 

not labor union members

LABOR UNION MEMBERSHIP

union members [156],165, ch. 6, 201, ch. 7)

 

 

 

Nat’l Assn. of Manufacturers (NAM)

INTEREST GROUPS

AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions (156, ch. 6)

 

 

 

gun owner or member of NRA 

GUN OWNERSHIP 

not gun owner; gun control advocate (160, ch. 6)

 

 

 

insurance companies (230 ch. 8), HMO’s

OCCUPATION/BUSINESS

trial lawyers / defense attorneys (230 ch. 8)