Group Dynamics and the Public Sphere

Voting Behavior

Do people vote out of habit?

Research into voting records shows that some people vote regularly in every election, while some others seem to target their votes to “issue elections”, where there are issues at stake that the voter cares about. Regular voters, or “habitual voters,” are more likely to have lived in the same house over several election cycles, according to Wendy Wood, John Aldrich, and Jacob Montgomery.


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