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Polarization scenario expands expectation of embarrassed vote in elections

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Polarization scenario expands expectation of embarrassed vote in elections

The phenomenon of the embarrassed, or silent, vote is described by researchers as a result of the spiral of silence theory. The thesis is that, when they disagree with a largely majority opinion in their social group, some people prefer to hide this disagreement to avoid a unease in relationships within this universe.

The fear of publicly declaring the option to vote was highlighted in this year’s electoral race as a reflection of the exacerbated political polarization and the stigmas that campaigns try to impose on opponents.

In this episode of E Tem Mais, Carol Nogueira presents an overview of the expectations of the extent to which a portion of voters who are afraid to declare their intention to vote for fear of a negative reaction regarding their political preference may influence the outcome of the next elections. Sunday (2).

To address this and other related issues, this episode includes researcher Frederico Batista, professor at the University of North Carolina (USA) and collaborator at Quaest Pesquisa e Consultoria, and political scientist Cláudio Couto, professor at FGV in São Paulo.

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