# Example2 - Examples for Understanding the Axelrod Formula...

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Examples for Understanding the Axelrod Formula The Axelrod formula for determining a group’s contribution to a party’s total vote is found on pages 10, 19, and 20 of the coursepack. Using this formula, as well as the tables on pages 19 and 20 of the coursepack, answer the following questions. (a) Explain Axelrod’s formula using ordinary language with no reference to his algebraic formula. (b) According to Table 1 on page 19 of the coursepack, the contribution of blacks (and other nonwhites) to the Democratic presidential coalition grew from 7 percent in 1952 to 32 percent in 2004. Explicitly referring to the results in Table 1, explain why the black contribution grew during this period. (c) According to Table 1, the contribution of union members (and members of their families) fell from 38 percent in 1952 to 27 percent in 2004. Explicitly referring to the results in Table 1, explain why the union contribution declined during this period.

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