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


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.


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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