Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
Measuring perceptions of candidate viability in voting experiments
Dans
Voting experiments
Auteur(s)
LABBÉ-ST-VINCENT Simon - Université de Montréal (Auteur)
BLAIS André - Université de Montréal (Auteur)
FOUCAULT Martial - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
LASLIER Jean-François - Department of Economics (Ecole Polytechnique) (Auteur)
SAUGER Nicolas - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Auteur)
VAN DER STRAETEN Karine - Toulouse School of Economics (Auteur)
LABBÉ-ST-VINCENT Simon - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
BLAIS André - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
FOUCAULT Martial - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
LASLIER Jean-François - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
VAN DER STRAETEN Karine - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Springer
Pages
287 - 302 p.
ISBN
9783319405735
Résumé
EN
The chapter examines perceptions of candidate viability in a series of voting experiments conducted in Lille, Montreal, and Paris. We show that: participants in these experiments are able to distinguish viable and non-viable candidates; these perceptions become clearer over time; and they affect vote choice. Moreover, we show that voters’ behavior is unaffected by whether they are asked (or not) about their perceptions of candidates’ chances of winning. We conclude that, for studying in details the determinants of voters’ choices, there is much to be gained in measuring, in a simple and direct manner, participants’ perceptions in voting experiments.

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