Americans Are Unaware Of How Restrictive Voting Restrictions Are A Survey Reveals.

What influences voter turnout more—your support for a particular party or how simple it is to cast a ballot? A recent study found that people tend to overestimate the former and underestimate the latter, sometimes known as “friction” variables. Elections are heavily influenced by friction, but voters may not recognize this.

Surveys were taken by the researchers both before and after the 2020 presidential election. They conducted 1,280 interviews with eligible voters in 10 states, asking participants to speculate on the influence of beliefs and conflict on their own and other people’s voting behavior.

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