GSS Project

GSS Project - For my project I will be using the GSS to...

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For my project I will be using the GSS to find out if there is a correlation between marriage and voting. The independent variable will be the respondents marital status. Married respondents only include those that are currently married, not married includes divorced, widowed, separated, and never married. I re-coded the variable on the GSS to account for this conceptualization. The dependent variable is whether or not the respondent is a voter. A voter, for this study, is conceptualized as someone who voted in the 2000 presidential election. I re-coded this variable so that individuals who either were ineligible or refused to answer were counted as people who did not vote. My hypothesis is that individuals are more likely to vote if they are currently married rather than single. This hypothesis is based on several different points. First, if one spouse is already a voter, then they are likely to influence the other to do the same.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 311 taught by Professor Friedman during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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