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Changing political color of Colorado, Demographic variables, Age, Education, Income, Gender, Hispanic population growth, Voting behavior, GIS
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 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.
Forbes, Leslie, "Colorful Colorado: The Relationship Between Demographics and the Changing Political Color of Colorado" (2013). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 37.