Political Behavior and Attitudes

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Political Behavior and Attitudes People who occupy higher class positions tend to act in their class interests by voting while people from lower levels of society do not. The following material on voting patterns addresses the 1972 Presidential election (see Charon, 333:1986). Comparison of voting patterns with education levels 47 percent of those with an elementary school education or less voted. 61 percent of those with a high school education voted 79 percent of the college educated voted Comparison of voting turnouts with employment status 50 percent of the unemployed voted 66 percent of the employed voted Comparison of voting levels with occupation status 49 percent of laborers voted 61 percent of craft workers voted
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Unformatted text preview: 76 percent of white collar workers voted F. Crime and law enforcement People from the lower classes do not commit crimes. However, the crimes committed by the poor receive more attention. Poor people, who commit crimes, are more likely to receive punishment. Nowhere is the power differential between classes more obvious than in the criminal justice system. G. Perspective The higher ones class, the greater is ones optimism about the economy and political order. The greater is the hope for personal success. People who live in poverty, even though schools and parents teach them that they should strive to rise above poverty, face schools that can't teach them. They...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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