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100 1  Hawkes, Alex 
245 10 Determinants of Latino partisanship leading up to the 2004
       United States presidential election 
300    86 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-05, 
       page: 2126 
500    Adviser: Denise Stanley 
502    Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Fullerton, 
520    This paper examines the key drivers of party 
       identification among Latinos leading up to the 2004 U.S. 
       presidential election. Political analysts generally agree 
       that since the New Deal Era, Latinos have generally 
       favored the Democratic Party. However, in studying Latino 
       partisanship, no single social or economic characteristic 
       can predict partisan choice. Instead, an analysis of socio
       -economic characteristics, as well as Latinos' stances on 
       political issues, is needed to better understand Latino 
       partisanship. This paper uses predictive choice models to 
       examine data collected by the Pew Hispanic Center in 2004.
       In addition to studying Latinos overall, this paper also 
       examines subsets of the U.S. Latino population, including 
       registered voters, likely voters, and non-citizens. The 
       findings reveal that opinions of the war in Iraq and 
       healthcare issues were the most important determinants of 
       partisanship among registered and likely Latino voters. 
       Among non-citizens, immigration and abortion surface as 
       the strongest determinants of partisan choice 
590    School code: 6060 
590    DDC 
650  4 Economics, General 
650  4 Political Science, General 
650  4 Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies 
690    0501 
690    0615 
690    0631 
710 20 California State University, Fullerton 
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