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ERIC Number: ED105528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Attitudes Towards Election Campaigns: A Case Study.
Altman, Michael
This study was part of a larger study examining the attitudes of various groups toward elections, campaigns, and a variety of issues. This portion of the study dealt with students, 336 of whom were interviewed. In addition, 40 questionnaires were randomly drawn from two groups of students--those who registered to vote and those who did not. The two questions the study sought to answer were: What are the basic attitude patterns of students toward elections? and Is there a difference in the attitude patterns of the students who registered to vote and those who did not? The Q factoring of results provided a four factor solution which accounted for 34.62 percent of the variance. This solution provided five distinct types or patterns of responses: (1) equivocal for most matters, (2) concerned with altering the financial arrangements for financing election campaigns, (3) notable for its dislike of the media, (4) politically realistic, and (5) politically idealistic. There was no difference in the patterns of responses of the students who registered to vote and those who did not register. The data partially confirmed a Gallup Poll taken in the summer of 1974. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, April, 1975)