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GEPOP Morning Meeting: Stephen Dawson - "The effects of pre-elections polls on voting behaviour"


For the Morning Meeting at October 23, GEPOP has invited Stephen Dawson (University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science).

23 okt 2020
08:45 - 09:15
Zoom Video Communications

Stephen Dawson

The presentation will concern how one form of information regarding electoral competition that voters are exposed to in the run up to elections – namely opinion polls – can influence an individual's voting behaviour. Pollsters release (often contradictory) projections regularly in the run up to elections and while some states have taken the step to limit or outright ban this information as polling day approaches, there is still relatively little understood about their possible effects. This has the potential to become even more problematic in contexts where the partiality and integrity of the organisations producing and spreading this information is in question. Stephen will present the preliminary results from a conjoint analysis and a survey experiment conducted in Turkey that address whether, how, and in what ways the perceived credibility of polls can affect vote choice and turnout likelihood.

Friday 23 October
08:45-09:15 (CEST)
If possible, please log in 10 or 5 minutes before the seminar starts (because it’s difficult to allow everyone in at the same time).

"Waiting room" function and passcode applied.
Only identifiable participants will be admitted. Please use your own name instead of an alias, x-account et cetera.
If possible, please turn the camera on, at least at the beginning of the meeting.
The host will omit anyone showing inappropriate behavior.

In order to receive zoom link, please contact Jakob Ahlbom.