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Unformatted text preview: 2 states, plus the District of Columbia. To select these states, we began
with the 11 states of the Old Confederacy, and then added states that border the Mason-Dixon Line.
We also added Oklahoma and Kansas because cultural and historical treatments of these states
often consider them to be southern.
13. Carlos Campos, “House Bill: Sweet Tea,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 26, 2003, 1B.
14. Although the maps highlight some key differences, the correlation between D and S scores
at the state-level is quite strong at .86.
15. We estimated two multivariate regression models. Regression is a statistical technique that
considers the relative importance of multiple predictors on one outcome. For work on the Confederate flag, see John A. Clark, “Explaining Elite Attitudes on the Georgia Flag,” Political Research Quarterly 25 (1997): 482–496; Byron D’Andra Orey, “White Racial Attitudes and Support for
the Mississippi State Flag,” American Politics Research 32 (2004): 102–116; Christopher A. Cooper and
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