The State of the State report from the think tank Reform, and Deloitte which analyses the state of and opinions about the UK public sector. It is based on interviews with public sector leaders, citizen research, a business survey and analysis of government data.
Official results from the Australian Bureau of statistics of the postal survey. Explanation of the process. And commentary from the Sydney Morning Herald news.
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.
A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Following on from the Labour party resurgence The London office of the think tank Policy Network has recently launched State of the Left to offer free access to news and reports on centre-left parties and elections worldwide. It has a poll tracker charting progressive politics in nations worldwide and it is possible to sign up […]
The second annual Burson-Marsteller’s Twiplomacy survey examines how the main social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.are used by world leaders, diplomats and international organisations. It includes country files with lists of key social media actors, and rankings of the most influential world leaders. Entries for organisations have interesting text on the […]
BFI Player’s fascinating collection of election films from the early 20th century to the 1970s They range from the funny Clangers voting cartoon from 1974 (ask your candidate in 2017 – are you offering free soup for all!) to a 1912 film of George Lansbury in the ‘suffragette election’ and in Bolton a suffragette addresses […]
Just launched this major project funded by National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide free access to visualisations on a state level of how Americans voted for their legislators, 1787–1825. Follow the progress on their blog. It will be building on the electoral data already available from the New Nation votes project
With the UK general election coming soon, try the latest annual audit of Democratic engagement from the Hansard Society. The report is based on an annual survey of the public conducted by Ipsos MORI between 2 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 with a representative quota sample of 1,771 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. […]