The Demand Side

In general, the ‘Demand Side’ aims to describe and to explain voting behavior of Austrian voters in national parliamentary elections. Recurring goals for the national elections 2017 are: (1.) to provide high-quality survey data for the public and the scientific community and (2.) to carry out research on the main topics of voter behavior.

Research on the national elections 2017 will be based on two main components:

  •  A mixed-mode panel survey (telephone/online) carried out pre- and post-election (3 waves)
  •  An online panel study carried out between June and December 2017 (6 waves)

The core research fields of the team will be, for example:

‘Voting at 16’, populist attitudes and voting for populist radical right parties, the relevance of coalition preferences, attitudes towards immigrants and the economy, how media reports affect voters’ attitudes and vote choice and the perception and impact of parties’ changing issue agenda.

For this purpose the project part ‘Demand Side/Voting Behavior’ also uses information from the other project parts to take effects of electoral campaigning and media reporting into account. We are hence able to combine the data of the ‘Supply Side’ and ‘Media Side’ with our individual-level data sets, thus building on the integrated research design of AUTNES.


For further information on 'The Demand Side' for the first funding period (2013-2016), follow this link.

For further information on 'The Demand Side' for the first funding period (2009-2012), follow this link.