Survey experiment multi-option ballot question structures



This survey experiments analyses the effects of different ballot question structures on voting behaviour. Two types of questions are posed on the topic of reducing the maximum speed limit: one with ordinal alternatives (various speed limits) and one with categorical alternatives (alternative scenarios for applying speed limits). Respondents are questioned on these alternatives using two question structures: a single multi-option question and multiple binary questions. The experimental data can be used to analyse to which extent the question type, ballot question structure and order in which alternatives are offered affect voting behaviour.
Date made available17 May 2021

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