Change and continuity in the South African electorate: Initial results of the 2014 South African election study.

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Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 - 12:45 to 14:00
Professor Robert Mattes
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus
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The South African National Election Study (SANES) consists of a series of post-election surveys of the electorate that have been carried out after each of the country’s post-apartheid elections.  It is also part of two separate cross national projects, the Comparative National Elections Project and the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems.  In this presentation, Robert Mattes will introduce people to the content of the SANES and then examine selected key overtime trends in voter attitudes and evaluations, including results from the most recent study carried out after the 2014 election.