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ERIC Number: ED401269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Political Profile and Voting Patterns of Texas Teachers in 1996.
Henderson, David L.; And Others
A comparison of surveys of Texas State Teachers Association members in 1983, 1991, and 1996 yields information about trends in the average Texas teachers political profile and voting patterns. The profile developed from the 1996 survey of 700 teachers indicated that the average Texas teacher is female (86 percent), in her 40's (36 percent), married (74 percent), and with 20 or more years of experience (36 percent). The average teacher was eligible to vote and did vote in local, state, and national elections, categorized herself as middle-of-the-road, and did not necessarily vote for the candidate endorsed by her professional organization. The survey results also point out major similarities and differences between the average American teacher and the average Texas teacher. Voting patterns of Texas teachers are shown to differ from those of the general population, with 95 percent of these teachers voting compared with 58 percent of the general population. The 1996 survey instrument is included. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas