Title

Public Opinion and War in America

Student Author(s)

Gabrielle Barber

Faculty Mentor(s)

Professor Marty Jordan, Political Science

Document Type

Poster

Event Date

4-21-2017

Abstract

This research examines the American public’s support of U.S. involvement in war. In particular, I explore the role that soldier casualties, economic development, and the length of war play on support for war efforts. Using these variables, I will test the correlation between them and the popularity of the war on the homefront, with the theory that the fewer the casualties and shorter the war, the higher approval rating of the war within public opinion.

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