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Unformatted text preview: ter understand the substantive significance of these findings, we generated some simulations for different types of states. Holding other factors constant, the predicted D score for a fictitious state with an average educational attainment (like Georgia), average state ideology (like Arizona), and very few black people (like Idaho) approaches zero. Contrast these numbers to a state with average ideology and educational attainment, but a large population of black people (like Louisiana) and the D scores approaches .10. The predicted S score for a state with very few black people is about .10, while a state that is 40 percent black should have an S score of around .80. These results are presented in Figure 3.17 c o n c lu s i o n By revisiting the strategies employed by John Shelton Reed over three decades ago, we demonstrate that the words “Dixie” and “Southern” continue to capture different aspects of the region. The South as defined by “Dixie” includes the tradiSouth Polls 85 tional Deep S...
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