Symposium: Voting Gaps in the 2004 Election Symposium: Voting Gaps in the 2004 Election PS: Political Science and Politics - July 2006

This symposium, "Voting Gaps in the 2004 Presidential Election", takes an in-depth look at the political beliefs of another oft misunderstood group: the American voter. Our six contributors study the sharp differences in partisanship and voting behavior which often emerge around commonplace demographic characteristics such as gender, worship attendance, and age.  These studies of voting based on gender, religious attendence, income, and locale show that Americans are divided on a wide range of political fronts that go beyond the simplistic "red state, blue state" rubric.

"Introduction - "Gapology" and the Presidential Vote"
Laura R. Olson and John C. Green

"The Gender Gap"
Karen M. Kaufmann

"The Religion Gap"
Laura R. Olson and John C. Green

"The Income Gap"
Jeffrey M. Stonecash

"The Rural Side of the Urban-Rural Gap"
James G. Gimpel and Kimberly A. Karnes

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