A comparison of selected personal variables of Indiana state legislators and their voting records on tobacco issues

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dc.contributor.advisor McKenzie, James F., 1948- en_US
dc.contributor.author Nehl, Eric J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:15Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2001 .N44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187007
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between personal demographic variables of Indiana's legislators and their voting records regarding laws associated with tobacco regulation. Personal demographic data of the legislators who were in office in either 1997 and/or 1998 were compared with their voting records on tobacco issues during that same time period. The evidence suggests that Democratic legislators appear to be more in favor of tobacco control than their Republican counterparts and legislators that are members of the House of Representatives are more supportive of tobacco control than their counterparts in the Senate. Conversely, the evidence suggests that there were no statistically significant differences on tobacco voting records when the legislators were grouped by representation of a tobacco district, level of education the legislator has attained, holding an office in their respective chambers, or their occupations other than being a legislator.The results of this study can be used to better educate legislators on the consequences of tobacco use and the benefits of voting for pro-tobacco control legislation. Future studies should include attempts to form a profile of a pro-tobacco control or pro-tobacco industry legislator at both the state and national level.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent iv, 61 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Legislators -- Indiana -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tobacco -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Legislative bodies -- Indiana -- Voting. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tobacco -- Law and legislation -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.other Indiana. General Assembly -- Voting. en_US
dc.title A comparison of selected personal variables of Indiana state legislators and their voting records on tobacco issues en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1266139 en_US

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