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How Women Represent WomenPolitical Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures$

Tracy L. Osborn

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199845347

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.001.0001

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(p.165) Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

(p.165) Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

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NPAT Questionnaire Items by Category (sample from Wisconsin) (p.166) (p.167) (p.168)

Table A.1. NPAT Questionnaire Items by Category

Category

Item

Abortion

1. Abortions should always be legally available

2. Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy

3. Abortions should be legal only when pregnancy resulted from incest, from rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered

4. Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered

5. Abortions should always be illegal

6. Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements

7. Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as partial birth abortion

8. Support buffer zones by requiring demonstrators to stay at least fifteen feet away from abortion clinic doorways and driveways

9. Support state funding for abortion procedures

Affirmative

10. Support affirmative action in college and university admissions

Action

11. Support affirmative action in public employment

12. Support affirmative action in state contracting

Crime

13. Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff

14. Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons

15. Support the use of the death penalty

16. Oppose the death penalty

17. Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain nonviolent offenders

18. Inform community members when a convicted sex offender moves into the community

19. Increase state funds for programs that rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences

20. Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes

21. Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes

22. Strengthen penalties and sentences for sex offenders

23. Lower the blood-alcohol content limit defining drunk drivers

24. Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious violent crimes as adults

Economy

25. Provide low-interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses

26. Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion

27. Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice

Education

28. Increase state funds for professional development of public school teachers and administrators

29. Encourage private or corporate investment in public school programs

30. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, or religious)

31. Favor charter schools where independent groups receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools

32. Support sex education programs that stress abstinence

33. Support sex education programs that stress safe sexual practices

34. Increase state funds for school construction and facility maintenance

35. Increase state funds for hiring of additional teachers

36. Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools

Environment

37. Require the use of cleaner-burning fuels in order to prevent pollution

38. Support self-audit legislation that creates incentives for industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution

39. Require a cost/benefit analysis to determine the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented

40. Require the state to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land

41. Provide funding for recycling programs in state

42. Request added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations

43. Suspend participation in unfunded, federally mandated environmental protection legislation

44. Restructure the electric utility industry to allow consumers to choose their power company

45. State environmental restrictions should not be stricter than federal law

Government

46. Support term limits for state senators and representatives

Reform

47. Support term limits for the governor

48. Support limiting individual contributions to state legislative candidates

49. Support limiting Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to state legislative candidates

50. Support limiting corporate contributions to state legislative candidates

51. Support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information

52. Support imposing spending limits on state-level political campaigns

53. Support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns

54. Would you vote to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring an annual balanced federal budget?

Guns

55. Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semiautomatic weapons

56. Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms

57. Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms

58. Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms

59. Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens

60. Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms

61. Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms

Health Care

62. Provide tax incentives to small businesses that provide health care to their employees

63. Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary

64. Provide health care to uninsured children

65. Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care systems

66. Use state funds to continue some Medicaid coverage for legal immigrants

67. Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits

68. Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government

Social Issues

69. Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy

70. Provide tax credits for businesses that provide childcare for their employees

71. Increase state funds to provide childcare to children in low-income working families

72. Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support

73. Favor banning smoking in public places

74. Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth

75. Support state funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans and job training and placement

76. Do you believe that the state government should include sexual orientation in the state’s antidiscrimination laws?

77. Do you believe that the state government should recognize same-sex marriages?

Taxes

78. Do you support a flat-tax structure for state income taxes?

Welfare

79. Maintain the five-year limit on welfare benefits

80. Requirement that able-bodied recipients participate in work activities in order to receive benefits

81. Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients

82. Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients

83. Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work

84. Allow welfare recipients to remain eligible for benefits while saving money for education, starting a business, or buying a home

85. Limit benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare

86. Eliminate government-funded welfare programs

87. Provide childcare for welfare recipients who work

Items are questions from the 1998 NPAT by policy category. Each numbered item corresponds to the logistic regression with the same number in table 4.1 and the predicted probabilities in table 4.2 and figure 4.1 in the text.

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Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.1: Nominate for Colorado Legislature by Ideal Types

Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.2: Nominate for Georgia Legislature by Ideal Types

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Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.3: Nominate for Michigan Legislature by Ideal Types

Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.4: Nominate for Texas Legislature by Ideal Types

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Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.5: Nominate for the Washington Legislature by Ideal Types

Appendix A NPAT Questionnaire and Additional NPAT Data from Chapter 4

Figure A1.6: Nominate for Wisconsin Legislature by Ideal Types

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