Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Science
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This study analyzes the relationship between voter age and party affiliation with political polarization in the form of feelings towards both one’s own party and the opposing party. Using data from the 2020 American National Election Survey, the favorability ratings of voters from both parties towards both their own party and the opposing party were analyzed and grouped based on voter age. The results of this analysis indicate that positive feelings towards one’s own party and negative feelings towards the opposing party, and therefore polarization, tend to increase as age increases.
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Glocar, Anton, "Age, Political Affiliation, and Political Polarization in the United States" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1395.