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Data Update, 7 July 2020

07/07/2020

Today we have released an updated version of waves 1-19 of the British Election Study Internet Panel, 2014-2023. This is a routine update intended to fix minor errors and inconsistencies that we and our users have found since the initial release. The changes are as…

Do as I say or do as I do? How social relationships...

18/06/2020

There is general agreement that social norms play an important role in explaining why people vote. Despite this the literature on voter turnout has yet to establish the extent to which descriptive and injunctive norms matter, and whether this is conditional on the relationship between…

Data updates

19/05/2020

The BES team is pleased to announce an update to the BES internet panel (BESIP) data. This update does not include any new British Election Study data. Rather, it makes some important changes to how the data are structured. Those who have used previous releases…

Labour’s electoral dilemma

17/10/2019

In our forthcoming book Electoral Shocks we show that how political parties respond to major political events is crucial to how those shocks affect voters’ choices and volatility, and ultimately which parties win and which parties lose. The Brexit shock is the biggest shock in…