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Response order, party choice, and evaluations of the national economy: a survey experiment

Sturgis, Patrick, Choo, Martin and Smith, Peter W.F. (2009) Response order, party choice, and evaluations of the national economy: a survey experiment Survey Research Methods, 3, (1), pp. 7-12.

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Abstract

We present the results of a survey experiment in which we manipulate the order that respondents are administered vote choice and economic evaluation items. Our findings add to the growing body of evidence which suggests that survey respondents tacitly align evaluations of the national economy with previously stated attitudes and behaviour. Our results have implications for theories of economic voting and for the design of national election study questionnaires.

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: economic perceptions, party preference, endogenous

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Local EPrints ID: 80175
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/80175
PURE UUID: da66c585-e6d0-44ac-99ee-295540d447db

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Date deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:14

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Author: Patrick Sturgis
Author: Martin Choo
Author: Peter W.F. Smith

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