Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type

Chapman access only poster or presentation

Publication Date

Fall 11-29-2023

Faculty Advisor(s)

Jacob Rode


U.S. Republicans have low support for environmental policies, but recent studies suggest this varies by race. Here, we extend this work by further examining racial/ethnic differences within Republicans (e.g., including Asian Republicans). The first was a primary study and probability sample of U.S. Republicans (N = 2,395). The second was a secondary data analysis of the Cooperative Election Study (2014-2022; N = 123,133 Republicans). We tested the association between race/ethnicity and various pro-environmental attitudes (PEA), adjusting for relevant covariates. In the first study, Asian and Black Republicans generally had significantly higher PEA than White Republicans. In the second study, Asian Republicans tended to have the strongest PEA followed by Black, Hispanic/Latino, and White Republicans, respectively. This order was the same across most outcomes though the pattern of significance varied: Asian Republicans’ PEA were consistently significantly higher than Hispanic/Latino and White Republicans’ but only sometimes significantly higher than Black Republicans’ PEA. The findings highlight the important variation in environmental attitudes that exists within Republicans.


Presented at the Fall 2023 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.

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