ERIC Number: ED148717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Black Vote: Election '76.
Joint Center for Political Studies, Washington, DC.
Research on black political behavior in the 1976 congressional and presidential elections is presented. The purpose of the report is to present facts and figures which describe the impact of the black vote in the election of Jimmy Carter and of numerous congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Twenty three states were involved in an examination of the voting behavior of approximately 23% of the estimated total registered black voters. Election results were gathered directly from Boards of Election. Earlier research had identified the most heavily black congressional districts, counties, and municipalities. Major findings include: approximately 64% of the registered black voters voted; black voter turnout was higher in the North and West than in the South; Carter received 90% of all black votes. In 13 of the states monitored, black votes for Carter exceeded his margin of victory. The implications of the findings are that black voters can have a significant impact on an election. Tables summarize the findings. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Black Influences, Black Leadership, Black Power, Blacks, Civil Rights, Elections, Group Behavior, Political Affiliation, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Science, Politics, Presidents, Voter Registration, Voting
Joint Center for Political Studies, 1426 H Street, N.W., Suite 926, Washington, D.C. 20005 ($5.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL.
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Political Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 651-652; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to small type size of parts of the original document; Charts on pages 10, 12, 14, 52-55 may not reproduce clearly