Can political activities transfer to vote? Exploring the relationship between lower/higher-threshold political activities and voting intention in the electoral authoritarian regime

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPresented - 25 Jun 2021

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Title2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Hong Kong Studies
Locationvirtual
PlaceChina
CityHong Kong
Period25 - 26 June 2021

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between social movement participation and vote intention in Hong Kong whose fractured politics sandwiched between representative democracy and the electoral authoritarian regime. Results based on a representative survey of 1,000 citizens showed that those who participated in more low-threshold political activities had the strongest intention of voting while those who participated in more high-threshold political participation had the lowest intention to vote. Besides, there was evidence shows that news consumption moderates the relationship between social movement participation and vote intention. More specifically, exposure to the pro-establishment media will decrease the vote intention while the pro-democracy media exposure will increase that intention. The empirical findings provide an outline to further understand the relationship between the activism in the streets and the politics in the statehouse, while also help in forecasting the actual voter turnout of the Hong Kong elections.

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Can political activities transfer to vote? Exploring the relationship between lower/higher-threshold political activities and voting intention in the electoral authoritarian regime. / ZHI, Pei; LIN, Fen; SKORIC, Marko; ZHANG, Nan.

2021. 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Hong Kong Studies, Hong Kong, China.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)33_Other conference paper