Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Croft Institute for International Studies

First Advisor

Miguel Centellas

Second Advisor

Emily Fransee

Third Advisor

María García Otero

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

This research investigates the variation across the autonomous communities of Spain in the level of support for both regionalist and nationalist political parties such as the new far-right political party, Vox. This research looks at four cases: Andalusia, Catalonia, Galicia, and Murcia. Together these cases represent a spectrum of regionalist sentiment, support for regionalist parties, and support for nationalist parties. Using survey data from the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas ahead of the Spanish general election of November 2019, this thesis analyzes individual-level determinants of voting behavior corresponding to regionalist and nationalist political parties in Spain. Of the individual-level determinants of voting behavior with regard to the particular parties, the demographic variables such as gender, age, religiosity, education level, and ideological self-placement as well as the perception of immigration as a major Spanish issue showed the greatest distinction between voters of regionalist parties and voters of nationalist parties. Economic and political evaluations, the influence of the Catalan Independence Movement, and personal income were variables that were significant in the same manner across all types of parties studied.

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