Author

Leslie Forbes

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S.

Keywords

Changing political color of Colorado, demographic variables: age, education, income, gender, and the Hispanic population growth, voting behavior, GIS

Department

Geography

Abstract

This research will address the individual relationships between five demographic variables and the changing political color of Colorado (from a “red” state to a “blue” state). The variables addressed are age, education, income, gender, and the Hispanic[1] population growth. Building on recent literature reviews for Colorado’s political trends, I will attempt to show the relationships of the five variables and voting behavior. This data will then be statistically analyzed through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine what relationship strength, weak or strong, exists between the demographic variables. My goal for this research is to determine which of the five variables has the strongest, positive relationship to the changing political color of Colorado.

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