The changing geography of voting in the United States: 1946-1980.

R. J. Johnston

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American political scientists have suggested a number of theories of electoral behaviour in the United States, several of which refer to patterns over sequences of elections. Such theories have considerable implications for studies of the geography of voting, and indeed can be falsified by aggregate (or geographical) analyses. This paper uses principal components analysis to study the geography of voting at elections for President, U.S. Senator and State Governor over the period 1946-1980 and provides strong evidence in support of the partisan realignment thesis. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-204
Number of pages18
JournalTransactions, Institute of British Geographers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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