The Monkey Cage: Voting


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Electing peace in Colombia?

Why a past president would choose to run for the Senate, and the implications of his victory for the prospects of peace in Colombia.

By Abbey Steele  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, Election Report, South America, Voting

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Why do Asian Americans mostly vote for Democrats?

Social exclusion, political alliances, and geography are all part of the story.

By Andrew Gelman  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asian Americans, Experiments, Voting

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Does money make people conservative? Leading to a discussion of different default models held by economists and political scientists

Thoughts on a study by two economists that finds that people get more conservative after winning the lottery.

By Andrew Gelman  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economics, Voting

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Do Crimeans actually want to join Russia?

There are differences in political identities amongst Crimeans and the rest of Ukraine, but, at least before February, these differences did not translate into majority support for independence or union with Russia.

By Grigore Pop-Eleches and Graeme Robertson  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil conflict, Crimea, international relations, Ukraine, Voting

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014

How tweets helped predict the vote in the Tokyo mayoral election

The frequency of tweets regarding nuclear plants in the run up to the 2014 Tokyo mayor elections helps explain the election result.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014

In Tokyo elections, Twitter reveals voter preferences in a way surveys do not

An analysis of tweets in Japan reveals important patterns regarding the issues voters care about in upcoming mayoral elections, including some missed by traditional surveys.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/30/2014

What makes some elections violent?

In elections around the world, violence is common. When do leaders exercise restraint in the face of a serious challenger, and when do they resort to electoral violence?

By Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Susan D. Hyde  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, journal, violence

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Talking Turkey: How does corruption affect voting behavior?

How will voters react to corruption revelations in Turkey? Recent political science research shows voters react differently in “high corruption” and “low corruption” countries.

By Joshua Tucker  |  07:48 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corruption, Experimental Research, Turkey, Voting

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/04/2013

To understand the emotive part of voters’ decisions, you need numbers

A review of the new book “Double Down” makes an instructive mistake.

By Dan Hopkins  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, voting behavior