2013 Poster Prize
Winner: Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson
Political Discussion Networks and Political Activities in Canada
Excerpt from jury report: Entitled Political Discussion Networks and Political Activities in Canada, the poster shows the results of the first survey of political attitudes in social networks conducted in Canada. And it displays surprising results. Canadians, for instance, have a low level of knowledge of the partisan preferences of the people with whom they discuss politics most, in comparison with the levels observed in the United States, where similar studies have been conducted. Anderson and Stephenson also find that disagreement discourages political discussions within social networks. The research by Anderson and Stephenson is a great contribution to knowledge on the political attitudes of Canadians.