Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Social Context and Electoral Behavior in Britain

Jonathan Kelley and Ian McAllister
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 29, No. 3 (Aug., 1985), pp. 564-586
DOI: 10.2307/2111143
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111143
Page Count: 23
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Social Context and Electoral Behavior in Britain
Preview not available

Abstract

It has long been thought that voting behavior is shaped not only by voters' own class and family background, but by the social context in which they live. Whereas almost all previous empirical studies of social context have found it highly significant, most notably in the substantial literature on contextual influences in Britain, the authors argue for a contrary view. Reanalyzing the classic British case, applying multivariate techniques to 1966 individual-level data matched to the 1966 census, and also to 1979 individual level data matched to the 1981 census, the authors show that once a suitable range of individual factors have been taken into account, social context has no significant effect on the vote in Britain.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[564]
    [564]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
565
    565
  • Thumbnail: Page 
566
    566
  • Thumbnail: Page 
567
    567
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[568]
    [568]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[569]
    [569]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
570
    570
  • Thumbnail: Page 
571
    571
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[572]
    [572]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
573
    573
  • Thumbnail: Page 
574
    574
  • Thumbnail: Page 
575
    575
  • Thumbnail: Page 
576
    576
  • Thumbnail: Page 
577
    577
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[578]
    [578]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[579]
    [579]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[580]
    [580]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[581]
    [581]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
582
    582
  • Thumbnail: Page 
583
    583
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[584]
    [584]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
585
    585
  • Thumbnail: Page 
586
    586