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The ballot initiative process does not make people moregenerally knowledgeable about politics

Seabrook, Nicholas R., Dyck, Joshua J. and Lascher, Jr., Edward L. (2015) The ballot initiative process does not make people moregenerally knowledgeable about politics. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Do ballot initiatives help to improve people’s knowledge about politics? In new research which uses election survey data from more than 120,000 voters across 48 states Nicholas R. Seabrook, Joshua J. Dyck and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. find that ballot initiatives have no positive effect on general political knowledge. They write that these results hold no matter how often ballot initiatives are used, how many initiatives are on the ballot during an election, and how much money was spent by the initiative’s supporters and opponents.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 23:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63603

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