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Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 133–146 | Cite as

The persistence of ethnic voting: African americans and jews in the 1989 New York mayoral campaign

  • Jerome S. Legge
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Abstract

This paper investigates the concept of “ethnic voting ” in the 1989 New York Mayoral campaign. The ethnic voting hypothesis holds that when other independent variables such as party, income, and ideology are controlled, ethnic identity should exert a significant impact on candidate selection. Results indicate that ethnicity exerts a strong impact on the vote, particularly among African American and Jewish respondents, with strong loyalty to candidates of their own ethnic group.

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York City Race Relation AFRICAN AMERICANS Party Identification Contemporary JEWRY 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome S. Legge
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  1. 1.University of GeorgiaUSA

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