Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Ronald W. Smith
Number of Pages
This thesis examines differences between African American and White political participation. Drawing from the theoretical assumptions of pluralism and structural functionalism, the thesis conceptualizes that voter turnout can be evaluated by comparing socioeconomic, socioreligious, and political variables. In analyzing data from the 1992 and 1996 National Election Studies, the thesis reveals that Whites disproportionately have a higher rate of voter turnout as compared to African Americans. The data further suggest that socioreligious variables, such as church attendance, are powerful explanatory variables for encouraging voter participation by African Americans.
African; American; Analysis; Comparative; Elections; Participatory; Presidential; Resources; Turnout; Voter
Demography; Political science; Blacks--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Barton, Wesley LaVelle, "Participatory resources and African American voter turnout: A comparative analysis of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1234.
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