The impact of place? A reassessment of the importance of the South in affecting beliefs about racial inequality
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Racial attitudes; Beliefs about inequality; South; Region; Conservatism; SYMBOLIC RACISM; GROUP POSITION; ATTITUDES; REGION; PREJUDICE; TOLERANCE; INTEGRATION; POLITICS; URBANISM; OPINION; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Research shows that individuals living in the southern part of the United States express more negative racial attitudes than those living outside the South. Using data from The American National Election Study (NES), the purpose of this paper is to assess whether key factors often associated with the Southern attitude distinction are indeed more potent in the South than elsewhere. Drawing data from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, we further assess whether the impact of the South has increased or decreased over time. Results indicate that the impact of the South is negligible at best. Findings do show that place does matter for conservatives. However, in this ease; non-South location matters more than the South. Relative to their liberal counterparts, conservatives in the non-South espouse more individualistic beliefs than do their Southern counterparts. These findings are discussed within the dominant theoretical framework in this area. (C) 2013 Western Social Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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"The impact of place? A reassessment of the importance of the South in affecting beliefs about racial inequality" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5132.