Shortcuts Versus Encyclopedias: Information and Voting Behavior in California Insurance Reform Elections

  title={Shortcuts Versus Encyclopedias: Information and Voting Behavior in California Insurance Reform Elections},
  author={Arthur Lupia},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={63 - 76}
  • A. Lupia
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
Voters in mass elections are notorious for their apparent lack of information about relevant political matters. While some scholars argue that an electorate of well-informed voters is necessary for the production of responsive electoral outcomes, others argue that apparently ignorant voters will suffice because they can adapt their behavior to the complexity of electoral choice. To evaluate the validity of these arguments, I develop and analyze a survey of California voters who faced five… 

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