Title

The Changing Regional Subcultures of the American States and the Utility of a New Cultural Measure

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2010

Publication Title

Political Research Quarterly

Abstract

This study analyzes changes in the regional subcultures of the United States using 2000 census and religious survey data. The results suggest a remarkable degree of continuity with those the authors identified in an earlier study. In addition, they demonstrate that a new multidimensional measure of state culture does a much better job in predicting social and political behavior than other frequently used indicators. Finally, they show how their new measure of state culture significantly reduces and often eliminates the problem of spatial autocorrelation in many state-level indicators that cannot be explained by differences in economic development and racial—ethnic diversity.

Original Citation

Lieske, J. (2010). The Changing Regional Subcultures of the American States and the Utility of a New Cultural Measure. Political Research Quarterly, 63(3), 538-552. doi:10.1177/1065912909331425

DOI

10.1177/1065912909331425

Volume

63

Issue

3