Professor Jane Green is co-director of the British Election Study, which is to British elections what Wisden is to cricket or Oxford is to dictionaries. … Read the full post »
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Out today is the latest data from the British Election Survey (BES), focusing on turnout. It was up at the 2017 general election, making it the fourth general election in a row at which turnout has risen. But it wasn’t young people who fuelled the turnout rise. … Read the full post »
Opening the Can of Worms: Most Existing Studies of Aggregate Level Turnout are Meaningless, by Jonathan Mellon (University of Manchester/Nuffield College, Oxford), Geoffrey Evans (Nuffield College, Oxford), Edward Fieldhouse (University of Manchester), Jane Green (University of Manchester) and Christopher Prosser (University of Manchester/Nuffield College, Oxford). … Read the full post »
When asked to guess what proportion of people in this country are immigrants, people on average greatly over-estimate the true number. But what do people who get the number much too high then say when the truth is pointed out to them? … Read the full post »
Information about high turnout levels can increase voter turnout via a process of adherence to social norms. Research also shows that high turnout information has a greater effect among infrequent voters. … Read the full post »