Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2020

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Ann Gordon


The 2014 National Projections report was based on the 2010 Census and estimates through 2013. The finding of these studies predict that by 2044, more than half of the American population will belong to a minority. The idea of whites no longer being the majority may be alarming to some people, as it has always been the norm of the country. This perceived threat of demographic change may be an indicator voters voting out of fear, and voting for candidates that cater to that fear. This paper will attempt to look at whether ethnicity or party identification have more relationship with the fear of whites no longer being the majority. I will examine if this fear is also present among minorities and how it may possibly play into voting behaviors. Research indicates that party affiliation is more closely related to the fear of whites no longer being the majority in the U.S than ethnicity.


Presented at the virtual Fall 2020 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.