Researchers use new statistical method to show fraudulent voting in Russian election
Study shows voter turnout can be increased with simple word change
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought (w/ video)
As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, study illuminates a possible reason
Conventional wisdom holds that changing the views of voters on divisive issues is difficult if not impossible—and that when change does occur, it is almost always temporary.
New paper shows how "conjoint analysis" can tackle hard political issues
Politics is full of surveys purporting to explain why voters act the way they do. But how can we really pinpoint the factors that explain what happens inside the voting booth?
MRI scans show why politicians' lofty statements can fall on deaf ears
New research published in the Journal of Management confirms that unless political leaders can create a sense of community amongst voters, their inspirational messages are likely to fall on deaf ears.
Scientist proposes new polling method based on conjoint analysis
Any analysis of exit polling reveals a welter of numbers whose meaning remains slightly elusive, with issues or candidate characteristics described as "very important," "somewhat important," or "not important at all" by voters. ...
Social networks boosts election turnout
About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, ...
Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops
Groups are campaigning in Maui County over a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would prohibit the growing of genetically modified organisms until studies show they're safe.
Using live worms as bait: Voters swayed by interactive 'worm' graph during election debate
Research from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Bristol calls into question people's ability to form their own judgements about their preferred election candidate after finding voters could be heavily ...
Study shows that low-information voters are most likely to be swayed by candidates' appearances
The looks of political candidates are a key factor influencing voters, a phenomenon identified by a number of scholars in recent years. Now, a new study by MIT political scientists adds to this body of research by detailing ...
Only 58 percent of votes cast on tamper-resistant systems counted
A Rice University study of tamper-resistant voting methods revealed that only 58 percent of ballots were successfully cast across three voting systems. The researchers concluded additional work is needed ...
On the face of it, voting's superficial
Are voters truly sophisticated and rational decision makers? Apparently not. Their choices are heavily influenced by superficial, nonverbal cues, such as politicians' appearance, according to Christopher Olivola from University ...
Biometrics expert is helping to ensure an honest election in Somaliland
Mention the name Somaliland, and most people will have images from the movies "Black Hawk Down" and "Captain Phillips" spring to mind. However, those images are more correctly associated with Somalia, not ...