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The Influence of Party Ideology on Supporting Reforms in the Regulation of Private Space Activities in the US

Student: Nikita Slovogorodskiy

Supervisor: Anna A. Dekalchuk

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2018

This research focuses on analysis of ideological factors affecting the voting process in U.S. House of Representatives regarding regulation of commercial space activities from 1985 to 2015. Using binomial logistic regression and considering historical context of the votes, we have found that there are three main significant factors that shape the choice of the Congressmen on the topic: their party affiliation, age and subject matter of the vote. Furthermore, individual ideology of the congressmen has turned out to be less important, but sometimes still a significant factor.

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