Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 23:28:30


Political Science

Honors Course

3700 492

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


This study analyzes variables that increase the likelihood of women winning an election for the United States Congress spanning from 1970 to 2020. This study analyzes the relationship between how liberal the United States is and the likelihood of women winning elections. A dependent relationship was found between the level of liberalism rising in the US and women winning elections. Some of this study is also used to analyze a possible relationship between women being more likely to win open seats or those with incumbents seeking reelection. A possible relationship was found between those two variables, but it was decided that more research is needed for a more comprehensive conclusion.

Research Sponsor

Dr. David Cohen

First Reader

Dr. Ronald Gelleny

Second Reader

Dr. Phillip Marcin

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ronald Gelleny

WHC-HRP+Final+Signature+Page.doc (38 kB)
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