Is South Park Republican? Social and Political Attitudes in South Park
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AbstractSouth Park is a hit cartoon series on a cable network, Comedy Central. Since its beginning in 1997, the program has gained high rating drawing millions of viewers each week. Many scholars are also interested in South Park and debate whether South Park has attitudes leaning towards Republican or Democrat. The purpose of this research is to conduct a pan-series analysis of South Park‟s social and political beliefs and attitudes using the ethnographic content analysis method to find out whether the underlying social and political attitudes lean towards Republican, or rather more in the middle as some scholars believe. My research shows that South Park demonstrates Republican attitudes and beliefs more frequently than it does Democratic attitudes and beliefs.
Degree ProgramHonors College