Stemadvies via internet: antwoorden, attitudes en stemintenties | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 35, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1573-9775
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1236


In September 2012, the NWO-project has started. In this research project, we investigate, among other things, how various wording aspects of voting advice applications (VAAs) influence the answers given to the VAA statements. The current article investigates the effects of two wording aspects: valence framing (“Wearing niqabs in public should be forbidden” vs. “Wearing niqabs in public should be allowed”) and issue framing (is a statement on niqabs placed under the heading of “immigration” or “integration”?). Results show that respondents more often give disagreeing answers to negatively worded questions, than agreeing answers to equivalent positive questions. This effect occurs for about one in every three questions. The effect of issue framing occurs for only one in eight questions. When an effect of issue framing occurs, we find respondents answering in correspondence with the frame chosen: when the financial aspects of an issue are foregrounded (“finance”), respondents answer more “rightist” as compared to when social aspects are made salient (“care”).


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