Universality in voting behavior: an empirical analysis

@article{Chatterjee2013UniversalityIV,
  title={Universality in voting behavior: an empirical analysis},
  author={Arnab Chatterjee and Marija Mitrovic and Santo Fortunato},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={3}
}
Election data represent a precious source of information to study human behavior at a large scale. In proportional elections with open lists, the number of votes received by a candidate, rescaled by the average performance of all competitors in the same party list, has the same distribution regardless of the country and the year of the election. Here we provide the first thorough assessment of this claim. We analyzed election datasets of 15 countries with proportional systems. We confirm that a… Expand
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