Was my decision to vote (or abstain) the right one

  title={Was my decision to vote (or abstain) the right one},
  author={Andr{\'e} Blais and Fernando Feitosa and Semra Sevi},
This article examines people’s assessments, ex post, of whether their decision to vote or to abstain in a given election was the right one. We use 22 surveys conducted in 5 different countries (Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland) in national, supra-national and sub-national elections between 2011 and 2015. We find that the great majority of those who voted were satisfied with their decision to vote while non-voters were more doubtful about the wisdom of their decision to abstain. We… CONTINUE READING