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Does receiving advice from Voter Advice Applications (VAAs) affect public opinion in deeply divided societies? Evidence from a field experiment in Northern Ireland

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Despite the global growth in the use of Voter Advice Applications (VAAs), which advise users on how similar their own policy views are to the policy positions of the political parties, there have been few field experiments that isolate the causal effects of VAA use on party support. Nor has there been much investigation of how VAAs may help to ameliorate ethnically based voting divisions by refocusing voter attention on other issues. This article draws on evidence from a field experiment in t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1354068818818789

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1878-7628
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Party Politics Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
6
Pages:
854-861
Publication date:
2018-12-26
Acceptance date:
2018-11-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-3683
ISSN:
1354-0688
Source identifiers:
945297
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pubs:945297
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uuid:575e2330-20f6-4371-8e08-7e62bbce2298
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pubs:945297
Deposit date:
2018-11-21

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