chapter  5
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Petitioner Attitudes and Activities

This chapter continues to develop the analysis of petitioners, moving away from who these petitioners are and starting to look at the motivations and explanations for petitioner activities in Oregon. First, this analysis looks at explanations for how petitioners acquire the text for their proposition. Second, I present a correlation of these beliefs and activities, indicating how these beliefs correspond to petitioner activities. This chapter demonstrates the dichotomy in how petitioners view and approach voters by continuing to evaluate the surveys completed by petitioners. Petitioners’ views of the voter affect what kinds of activities the petitioners utilize in the initiative development and campaign processes; these are explored throughout this chapter.