The use of text messaging to raise turnout was studied in “Moving the campaign from the front door to the front pocket: field experimental evidence on the effect of phrasing and timing of text messages on voter turnout”. … Read the full post »
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Pie charts make an occasional appearance in political leaflets but bar charts are very much the dominant form. Why? … Read the full post »
A new study published in the Journal of Public Economics has found the attractiveness of political candidates correlates with political views, and that in Europe, the United States and Australia it’s the conservative politicians who are better looking. … Read the full post »
A field experiment by Florian Foos with the Labour Party in Southampton found that handwritten target letters were effective at winning votes for the party. … Read the full post »
Here’s a smattering of relevant experimental research findings, courtesy of the Fostering Sustainable Behaviour site, into how you can get people to be active for a cause. … Read the full post »
Here’s what two research papers from the EPOP 2016 conference say about the electoral impact of candidates being local. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today the impact of all-women shortlist on the quality of candidates and MPs. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – the rather topical issue of gender and candidates. … Read the full post »
Voters who recalled receiving six of more leaflets from the Lib Dems outside of election time were much more likely to vote for the party. … Read the full post »
Although election posters rank among the most widely used campaign tactics, little scholarly attention has been paid to the question of whether they actually generate votes. … Read the full post »