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The Impact that Feelings of Classical Music and Race have on Political Outlook

By Thomas Grant SOWK 300 Spring 2012 Assignment #4

VARIABLES & VALUES


Variables Names Values

Dependent Variable

Political Outlook

Liberal Tend Liberal Moderate Tend Conservative Conservative

Independent Variable

Feelings about Classical Music

Like It Mixed Feelings Dislike It Black White

Control Variable

Race

HYPOTHESES AND RATIONALE BIVARIATE


How a person feels about classical music has an impact on a persons political outlook - If a person likes classical music I think that they will be a more conservative person and tend to vote more conservatively. Respectively a person that tends to vote more liberal or moderate will not like classical music.

Classical Music

Political Outlook

HYPOTHESES AND RATIONALE MULTIVARITE


How a person feels about classical music has an impact on a persons political outlook - If a person likes classical music I think that they will be a more conservative person and tend to vote more conservatively. Respectively a person that tends to vote more liberal or moderate will not like classical music. Also race will play an important factor if they like classical music or not.

Race

Classical Music

Political Outlook

Findings:

Bivariate Table
Feelings about Classical Music

Table 1: Feelings about Classical Music based on Political Outlook of R (%)

Political Outlook

Like It

Mixed Feelings

Dislike It

Totals

Liberal

15.0

12.5

10.4

13.3

Tend Liberal

13.9

13.1

12.6

13.4

Moderate

31.8

38.2

42.7

36.1

Tend Conservative

16.6

21.4

15.7

17.5

Conservative

22.6

14.7

18.5

19.7

Totals

99.9

99.9

99.9

100

(N)

(50)

(23)

(25)

(100)

Findings:
Political Outlook Like It

Multivarate Table
Feelings about Classical Music Mixed Feelings White Respondents Dislike It Totals

Table 2: Feelings about Classical Music based on Political Outlook of R (%) Controlling for Rs Race (%)

Liberal Tend Liberal Moderate Tend Conservative Conservative Totals (N)

14.1 13.6 32.3 16.6 13.6 100 (50)

10.9 13.1 37.5 24.0 14.5 100 (23) Black Respondents

9.3 12.6 43.5 15.6 18.9 99.9 (25)

12.1 13.2 36.4 18.1 20.2 100 (100)

Liberal
Tend Liberal Moderate Tend Conservative Conservative Totals (N)

20.0
13.8 33.8 13.8 18.5 99.9 (43)

25.0
12.5 42.5 7.5 12.5 100 (26)

17.8
15.6 37.8 15.6 13.3 100.1 (30)

20.7
14.0 37.3 12.7 15.5 100 (100)

Bivriate Graph & Discussion

Conservative and moderate politicians tend to dislike classical music. While Liberal politicians like classical music.

18 .5 percent of conservative politicians dislike classical music while 14.7 dislike it. Compared to 42.7 of moderates that like it and 31.8 percent that dislike it.

Multivariate Graph & Discussion

Black politicians who are moderate to liberal like classical music. Adversely White politicians who are more conservative like classical music more than there Black counterparts.

20 percent of Black liberal politicians like classical music compared to 14.1 percent of Whites. On the other end of the spectrum 23.4 White conservative politicians like classical music compared to 18.6 of Blacks.