Identifier

etd-04082004-150047

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Previous research indicates that there is a gender gap in political knowledge. I examine whether the gender gap exists in the United States and what the significant determining variables are aside from gender. I also examine whether the gender gap exists in other countries and whether the variables that are significant in the United States are significant in other countries. I examine political knowledge levels in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. By utilizing crosstabulations and multiple regression models, I find that a gender gap does exist in the United States as well as in Canada and Great Britain. Many of the variables that are significant in the United States are significant in the other countries as well. However, even controlling for the effects of the other independent variables, gender still has a negative, significant effect on political knowledge.

Date

2004

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

James C. Garand

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