This study analyzes several influences on Senate voting patterns on key legislation selected by NASW. Party affiliation, region, ratio of NASW registered social workers to state population, liberal and conservative ideology, and judgment of social work were found to be significantly associated with voting patterns. Results of a questionnaire distributed to each Senator indicate a favorable perception of the field of social work.
Littell Smith and Sullivan, Gail Marie
"Factors Influencing Senate Voting Patterns on Social Work Related Legislation,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol7/iss6/7