Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

May 2017


English, Political Science

First Advisor

Daniel Mulcare


The purpose of this research is to determine whether the recent literature on the Trump phenomena explains the motivation behind college student Trump supporters. Ten college students were interviewed between October 2016 and January 2017. The information gleaned from these interviews show overlaps that further support the scholarly and journalistic conclusions of why people voted for Trump, but as these interviews were conducted after Trump had secured the nomination, it adds new information to help determine the driving force behind a subsection of Trump voters.