Internet Penetration and Voting Advice Applications

Ioannis Andreadis, Matthew Wall, André Krouwel

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VAAs have been used successfully in many European countries for more than a
decade. Before analysing data of any European VAA, we first need to understand the
profile of the Internet users in the European Union. In this paper we try to provide
some answers to the question of the representativeness of a VAA sample. We do this
using data from the Greek Voting Advice Application HelpMeVote/Votemach 2014
and Euvox which was used in most of the EU member states. We run a cross-national
comparative analysis of VAA users in order to examine if the observed differences of
the sample bias can be explained by the differences of the Internet populations among
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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