The data below shows the 420 members of the U.S. House of Representatives that cast a vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They are identified by party (Democrat or Republican), geographic region (North or South, with South standing for states in the Confederacy a century earlier during the American Civil War), and vote (yes or no).
In the sortable table below, click on the column title to organize the table by that column's values.
Decide whether the following statements are true or false about this scenario.
In the Northern states, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to vote yes on the Civil Rights Act.
In the entire country, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to vote yes on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
More than one-third of all Democrats in the United States represented Southern states that had been in the Confederacy during the American Civil War.