Opinion Polarization during a Dichotomous Electoral Process

Olivares Fernández, Gastón and Cardenas Villalobos, Juan Pablo and Losada González, Juan Carlos and Borondo Rodríguez, Florentino (2019). Opinion Polarization during a Dichotomous Electoral Process. "Complexity" ; pp. 1-9. ISSN 1076-2787. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5854037.

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Title: Opinion Polarization during a Dichotomous Electoral Process
Author/s:
  • Olivares Fernández, Gastón
  • Cardenas Villalobos, Juan Pablo
  • Losada González, Juan Carlos
  • Borondo Rodríguez, Florentino
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Complexity
Date: 2019
ISSN: 1076-2787
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Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Political polarization can emerge on electoral campaigns where the population faces a dichotomous decision, with only two voting alternatives. In this paper, we analyze the Twitter conversation around the second round of the 2017 Chilean elections, where voters had to choose between the fnal two candidates. First, we have estimated the opinions of Twitter users obtaining a distribution of opinions for each day. Next, we have measured the resulting political polarization from the cited opinion distributions and track its evolution during a full week that includes the voting day. We found the conversation to be highly polarized, reaching its maximum during the previous day to the election and signifcantly decreasing the day afer due to the presence of new users who only participated during that day

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainMTM2015-63914-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCaos cuántico y clásico en sistemas dinámicos y complejidad

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Item ID: 56423
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/56423/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:56423
DOI: 10.1155/2019/5854037
Official URL: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/complexity/2019/5854037/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Sep 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 12:30
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