Title page for ETD etd-04082004-150047


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Guynan, Emily Marie
URN etd-04082004-150047
Title The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: A Comparison of Political Knowledge Levels in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
James C. Garand Committee Chair
James R. Stoner Committee Member
Kathleen Bratton Committee Member
Keywords
  • women
Date of Defense 2004-04-02
Availability unrestricted
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.
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