I am a political scientist, working as Senior Researcher at The Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE.dk). I have previously worked at Copenhagen Business School, University of Copenhagen, a private consultancy and as a civil servant at Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Most of my research is based on large scale surveys, survey-experiments and media content analyses.
I am currently part of the research project “Rewards at the Top” (Principal investigator: Lene Holm). Using surveys, experiments and register data, we are investigating citizens’ willingness to reward politicians, which rewards politicians themselves prefer, and what rewards politicians actually get.
– New article in International Journal of Public Opinion Research with Martin V. Larsen: Putting a Number on Preferences: How Numerical Attitudes are Shaped by Ideology and Equivalence Framing.
ABSTRACT: Numbers are ubiquitous in modern political communication and discussions. The relationship between numbers and policy attitudes is therefore a key issue for public opinion research. This article explores the degree to which voters can translate their ideological predispositions into numerical policy preferences. Further, we theorize and investigate how numerical framing can affect this translation of ideology into numerical preferences. Using a survey experiment, we show that voters’ ideological differences are reflected in their numerical preferences, but that they are also highly affected by numerical framing, specifically gain–loss framing and unit framing. These results have implications for our theoretical understanding of framing effects, and they suggest that politicians can markedly affect the attitudes of voters through strategic use of numerical framing.
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