Are Election Campaigns Good for Democracy? An Assessment of the 2022 French Presidential Election

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This project will assess whether election campaigns are good for democracy. We will do so by testing whether voters learn the candidates' policy positions in the 2022 French presidential election. We will then ascertain whether voters who learn the candidates' positions shift their votes to candidates who share their preferences. We will also determine whether they adopt their preferred candidates' positions as their own.

Gabriel Lenz
Gabriel Lenz
Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
France PI
Romain Lachat
Romain Lachat
Centre de recherches politiques (CEVIPOF), Sciences Po Paris