Replication data for: The role of partisan cues on voters’ mobilization in a referendum
Even though partisan cues are widely recognized as a primary force shaping voter behavior in a referendum, their effect on a decision whether to attend or abstain from voting has not yet been carefully studied. Our analysis of the pre-referendum survey data gathered before the 2015 citizen-initiated referendum in Slovakia leads to two important conclusions: First, parties’ recommendations whether to attend or abstain from voting influence voters’ behavior in a similar fashion as their suggestions for which side to vote for. Moreover, in certain institutional settings, the partisan cues related to mobilization have an even stronger impact on voters than endorsements for who or what to vote for. Second, the provided party recommendations must be unambiguous and clear. Lower clarity cues are reflected in voters’ behavior to a lesser extent. Note: Data is originally collected by the FOCUS Agency (in Slovakia) on demand of the Daily SME. All the essential information could be found in the .xlsx file.