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Voters might be fed up with politicians, but they will listen to people ‘like them’

Hobolt, Sara, Leeper, Thomas J. and Tilley, James (2016) Voters might be fed up with politicians, but they will listen to people ‘like them’. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The EU referendum campaign has made it apparent that a large number of voters are reluctant to trust politicians and experts. But who do they trust? Based on a unique study of 3,000 British voters, Sara Hobolt, Thomas J. Leeper and James Tilley conclude that a largely overlooked factor is the influence of the behaviour of people from the same social group. They show that informing respondents of the intention to vote of those ‘like them’ has a clear impact on their opinion about the referendum.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70442

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