Beyond endorsements and partisan cues: Giving voters viable alternatives to unreliable cognitive shortcuts

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Voters often rely on cognitive shortcuts and partisan cues under low-information conditions. But it would be preferable for voters to adopt deliberative cues so that their low-information vote at least follows the judgements of similar highinformation voters. One such deliberative cue is the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review, where citizen panels exhaustively review policy initiatives and report their fundings for voters. When exposed to documents produced by the panels, readers become more informed voters and can use their new knowledge to make independent voting choices, rather than relying on judgmental shortcuts and voting cues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-159
Number of pages15
JournalGood Society
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Fingerprint

voting
citizen
voter
funding
knowledge
Partisan
Voters
Voting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

Cite this

@article{77968b1a720f44aab9bf163193bf828c,
title = "Beyond endorsements and partisan cues: Giving voters viable alternatives to unreliable cognitive shortcuts",
abstract = "Voters often rely on cognitive shortcuts and partisan cues under low-information conditions. But it would be preferable for voters to adopt deliberative cues so that their low-information vote at least follows the judgements of similar highinformation voters. One such deliberative cue is the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review, where citizen panels exhaustively review policy initiatives and report their fundings for voters. When exposed to documents produced by the panels, readers become more informed voters and can use their new knowledge to make independent voting choices, rather than relying on judgmental shortcuts and voting cues.",
author = "Gastil, {John W.}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1353/gso.2014.0014",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "23",
pages = "145--159",
journal = "Good Society",
issn = "1089-0017",
publisher = "Penn State University Press",
number = "2",

}

Beyond endorsements and partisan cues : Giving voters viable alternatives to unreliable cognitive shortcuts. / Gastil, John W.

In: Good Society, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 145-159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Beyond endorsements and partisan cues

T2 - Giving voters viable alternatives to unreliable cognitive shortcuts

AU - Gastil, John W.

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Voters often rely on cognitive shortcuts and partisan cues under low-information conditions. But it would be preferable for voters to adopt deliberative cues so that their low-information vote at least follows the judgements of similar highinformation voters. One such deliberative cue is the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review, where citizen panels exhaustively review policy initiatives and report their fundings for voters. When exposed to documents produced by the panels, readers become more informed voters and can use their new knowledge to make independent voting choices, rather than relying on judgmental shortcuts and voting cues.

AB - Voters often rely on cognitive shortcuts and partisan cues under low-information conditions. But it would be preferable for voters to adopt deliberative cues so that their low-information vote at least follows the judgements of similar highinformation voters. One such deliberative cue is the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review, where citizen panels exhaustively review policy initiatives and report their fundings for voters. When exposed to documents produced by the panels, readers become more informed voters and can use their new knowledge to make independent voting choices, rather than relying on judgmental shortcuts and voting cues.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84921950529&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84921950529&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1353/gso.2014.0014

DO - 10.1353/gso.2014.0014

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84921950529

VL - 23

SP - 145

EP - 159

JO - Good Society

JF - Good Society

SN - 1089-0017

IS - 2

ER -