English title: Who are the users of voting advice applications?

Author(s): Ioannis Andreadis - Matthew Wall - André Krouwel -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2014

Abstract

In this paper we try to provide some answers to the question of whether the samples generated by VAA websites are representative of the total population of web users in the countries where they are deployed. We do this using data from the Greek Voting Advice Application HelpMeVote (Andreadis, 2013), Kieskompas (Krouwel et al, 2012) and EU profiler (Krouwel et al, 2012; Trechsel, 2010). Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) are web applications that enable voters to compare their political views with the positions of the political parties. VAAs have been used successfully in many European countries for more than a decade.

Edition: 0

Institution: MPSA

Number of pages: 0

Number: 0

Series: 74th annual MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association) Conference