2010 Multi‐state Survey on Race & Politics

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    It would have been interesting if a classification of white welfare recipients had been included.
     
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    Egads. Bill and I agree.

    This "survey" obviously started with an a priori assumption--that Tea Party supporters were racist.

    Indication #1: The subtitle--"Marginalized groups"--carries an agenda. Loaded word. A scientific survey wouldn't use it.

    Indication #2: No hint is given of the survey's question wording, sample size, or metrics. Typical for extremists on either side.


    Given the vitriol for the Tea Party movement in much of academia, I'd be skeptical anyway.

    Now, crabby...I read the link, and gave specific examples (which, by the way, is more than you did for the same document). I can't wait to see how you discount the job I did on your homework.
     
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    Sounds like something students did. Some of their numbers don't add up. Hope they received a failing grade for it.

    You just can't have 67% of tea party member to be in favor of h*mo particpation in the military and have 93% of the same group to disapprove.
     
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    No, sounds like you need to reread the link. Of whites approving of the Tea party, 67% of THAT GROUP approve of the issue. Of whites against the Tea party 93% approve of the issue. You get the failing grade. :wavey:
     
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    I think rbell nailed it in post #3. FWIW and FYI more info here:

    http://depts.washington.edu/uwiser/racepolitics.html
    Led by Prof. Christopher Parker, the 2010 Multi-state Survey of Race & Politics examines what Americans think about the issues of race, public policy, national politics, and President Obama, one year after the inaugurationof the first African American president.

    The survey is drawn from a probability sample of 1006 cases, stratified by state. The Multi-State Survey of Race and Politics included seven states, six of which were battleground states in 2008. It includes Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio as the battleground states. For its diversity and its status as an uncontested state, California was also included for comparative purposes. The study, conducted by the Center for Survey Research at the University of Washington, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent and was in the field February 8 - March 15, 2010.


    University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and [email protected]

    About the professor:
    http://faculty.washington.edu/csparker/about.htm
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    University of Washington

    Chris Parker (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001) is an assistant professor in the
    Department of Political Science atthe University of Washington. The bulk of his research
    takes a behavioral approach to historical events. More specifically, hebrings survey data
    to bear on questions of historical import. His first book, Fighting for Democracy:
    Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the
    Postwar South (Princeton University Press, 2009), takes a fresh approach to the
    civil rights movement by gauging the extent to which black veterans contributed to social
    change. A second book, now underway and using data collected in 1968, examines the
    ideological and sociological origins of what has come to be known as the urban crisis of
    the 1960s. In short, it examines the micro-foundations of the disturbances that swept
    America in the late 1960s. A Robert Wood Johnson Scholar (2005-07), he has published
    in the Journal of Politics, International Security, Political Research
    Quarterly, and the Du Bois Review.
    [Impressive Vitae link from that page: Liberal Education. Military Experience. Recognitions: Publishing.]
     

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