Voting in Nigeria: Determinants of Turnout in the 2015 Presidential Election

Voting in Nigeria: Determinants of Turnout in the 2015 Presidential Election AbstractThis paper investigates the determinants of voter turnout in the 2015 election in Nigeria. Variables drawn from political participation models were tested on the likelihood that they influence turnout. The paper finds that political trust and home ownership had a significant impact on participation more than other factors. However, it did not underestimate the influence socio-economic variables can have on voter turnout especially how they can sway the effect of political trust on individuals’ decision to turnout. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Statistics, Politics and Policy de Gruyter

Voting in Nigeria: Determinants of Turnout in the 2015 Presidential Election

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de Gruyter
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©2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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2151-7509
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2151-7509
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10.1515/spp-2017-0010
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AbstractThis paper investigates the determinants of voter turnout in the 2015 election in Nigeria. Variables drawn from political participation models were tested on the likelihood that they influence turnout. The paper finds that political trust and home ownership had a significant impact on participation more than other factors. However, it did not underestimate the influence socio-economic variables can have on voter turnout especially how they can sway the effect of political trust on individuals’ decision to turnout.

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Statistics, Politics and Policyde Gruyter

Published: Dec 20, 2017

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