School choice: Money, race, and congressional voting on vouchers

Gokcekus, Edward; Philipps, Joshua J.; Tower, Edward
April 2004
Public Choice;Apr2004, Vol. 119 Issue 1/2, p241
Academic Journal
Analyzes the voting behavior in Congress on school choice initiative. Factors in congressional voting; Rationales for government intervention in education; Public opinion on school choice initiative; Usage of logit analysis to explore congressional voting on the amendment.


Related Articles

  • Vox Populi. Schlozman, Kay Lehman // Brookings Review;Summer2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p4 

    Discusses the dilemma of democratic governance in relation to public opinion. Historical background of democratic governance; Emergence and refinement of the public opinion poll; Links between public opinion and the actions of policymakers.

  • Asymmetric information and the electoral momentum of public opinion polls. Cukierman, Alex // Public Choice;May1991, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p181 

    This paper demonstrates that the existence of public opinion polls amplifies the effects of shifts in the distribution of the public's preferences over the issue space on the election's results. Voters evaluate candidates by their positions on the issue space and by a valence or general ability...

  • Recent Articles in the Field of Public Opinion Research. Mortimore, Roger // International Journal of Public Opinion Research;Summer2013, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p262 

    Reviews of several articles are presented which include "Asking About Numbers: Why and How" by Stephen Ansolabehere published in a 2013 issue of "Political Analysis," "How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation" by James N. Druckman published in a 2013 issue of the...

  • Soul Searching: Pseudo Psephology. Burke, William // Challenge (05775132);Jan/Feb93, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p62 

    This article presents some observations about the nature of the different polls and computer models that were used to determine the winner of the 1992 U.S. presidential election. The trouble began when two Yale professors produced diametrically opposed results from their multi-equation...

  • AN ALGORITHM FOR ESTIMATING TURNOUT AS A GUIDE TO PREDICTING ELECTIONS. Petrocik, John R. // Public Opinion Quarterly;Winter91, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p643 

    The article proposes an election turnout predictor algorithm for forecasting the results of elections. The turnout predictor proposed here uses the Traugott-Tucker technical approach, but it differs by identifying characteristics associated with nonvoting and uses this information to discount...

  • WHY DO PEOPLE TRUST MEDIA PRE-ELECTION POLLS? EVIDENCE FROM THE ISRAELI 1996 ELECTIONS. Tsfati, Yariv // International Journal of Public Opinion Research;Winter2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p433 

    Although much research has been dedicated to the potential impact of media publication of poll results on various aspects of democratic life (e.g. Beniger 1976, Broh 1983, Mutz 1995), there is surprisingly little research on how people react to polls. Virtually all polls published in the media...

  • Tony's last word. Koenderman, Tony // Finance Week;11/15/2004, p57 

    Comments on the unreliability of exit opinion polls used by the media in the presidential elections in the U.S. Factors that may skew the result; Inaccuracy of the exit polls during the 2004 elections; Need for marketers to be aware of the pitfalls of exit polls.

  • MEN, SEX, AND POLITICS. Knutsen, Chris // GQ: Gentlemen's Quarterly;Nov2004, Vol. 74 Issue 11, p164 

    Presents results of the GQ poll on men, sex, and politics. Percentage of men who would give up sex for a year to elect John F. Kerry or George W. Bush in the 2004 elections; Figures on men who chose morality over intelligence as the important quality in political leaders; Statistics on men who...

  • Politics, Polls, and Poltergeists. Bogart, Leo // Society;May/Jun98, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p8 

    This article discusses the problem of election forecasting and the fundamental fragility of election polls on which society has become increasingly dependent. The news media often misrepresent or misinterpret polls either because they take them too literally or because they underestimate their...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics