The topic of the determinants of voting turnout has become a common research area in political economy and public choice. We study on Turkey in this paper and particularly try to find how television influences people in terms of participation to the elections. We use panel data econometric method and create a dummy variable that identify the provinces where television transmitter was set up before election. We show that the provinces where residents began to follow television broadcast participated the elections much more compared to provinces without television broadcasting. We also find that income per capita, high school and university graduate ratio and population variables are associated with voter turnout in Turkey.
Voter Turnout, Mass Media, Panel data, Television
|Yazar:||- Yasin ACAR|