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Exit polling in an emergent democracy : the complex case of Ukraine

Wählerbefragung in einer aufstrebenden Demokratie : komplexe Fallstudie Ukraine
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Kharchenko, Natalia Nikolaevna; Paniotto, Volodymyr Illich

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Abstract "This report considers the methodological specifics of conducting exit polls to verify election returns, mainly using an example of election campaigns in Ukraine from 2002-2007. The deepest public resonance was aroused by exit polls conducted after the second round of Ukrainian presidential elections in 2004. These polls were one of the factors, which led to massive demonstrations (the so-called 'Orange Revolution') and the revocation of election results. The authors show that in the environment of administrative pressure on voters, governmental control of mass media, and severe political struggle, inaccuracy increases. Thus, to acquire reliable and valid information, the polling methods used must be modified. The recommendations given for the methodology of conducting exit polls may be useful for emergent democratic countries." (author's abstract)
Keywords Ukraine; election; voter; survey; survey research; presidential election; voting behavior; Eastern Europe; post-communist society; demonstration; mass media; validity; election research; methodology; USSR successor state; Europe; post-socialist country
Classification Research Design; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 31-42
Journal Survey Research Methods, 4 (2010) 1
ISSN 1864-3361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications