Fair weather voters: do Canadians stay at home when the weather is bad?

  title={Fair weather voters: do Canadians stay at home when the weather is bad?},
  author={Daniel Stockemer and Michael J. Wigginton},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
What is the relationship between precipitation and the temperature on turnout? Using data on the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015 Canadian federal elections, we try to answer this question. Through bivariate and multi-variate statistics, we find that each millimeter of precipitation decreases turnout by more than 0.1 percentage points. When it comes to the temperature, our results indicate that higher temperatures trigger higher turnout. However, we also find that these relationships are… Expand

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