Good Excuses: Understanding Who Votes with an Improved Turnout Question Brianduff Michael J.hanmer Won-hopark Ismailk.white

@inproceedings{2007GoodEU,
  title={Good Excuses: Understanding Who Votes with an Improved Turnout Question Brianduff Michael J.hanmer Won-hopark Ismailk.white},
  author={},
  year={2007}
}
  • Published 2007
Utilizing studies which validate voter turnout, previous researchers have been able to identify a strong tendency for individuals to report voting when they in fact did not. In this article, we assess the effectiveness of a new turnout question on reducing voter overreporting in the National Election Study. Providing respondents with socially acceptable excuses for not voting, we found that this alternate question significantly reduces the over-reporting of turnout in the 2002 National Election… CONTINUE READING
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