A Study of Congressional Voting Behavior on Five Federal Parkland Acquisition Questions

Authors

  • Frederick W. Robinson

Abstract

Five roll call votes taken in the U. S. House of Representatives were used as the basis for an introductory study of federal parkland acquisition voting behavior. The effects of political ideology, party membership, tenure in congress, region, and type of electoral district on congressmen's decisions to vote for or against parkland acquisitions were examined. Overall, ideology explains most of the identified variance, while party and region appear to affect or condition the voting behavior of congressmen.?

Published

1986-01-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers