Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Trends for Low- Information Voters

Trends for Low- Information Voters

At a discussion on how campaigns engage with nonvoters, pollster Caroline Bye and Northeastern University political scientist Costas Panagopoulos discussed the idea of "low-information voters" and some of the factors that influence how they vote.

Description

At a discussion on how campaigns engage with nonvoters, pollster Caroline Bye and Northeastern University political scientist Costas Panagopoulos discussed the idea of "low-information voters" and some of the factors that influence how they vote.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What do you think is meant by "low-information voters"?
  • According to Ms. Bye, how has the changes to media and news impacted how voters get their information about elections and candidates?
  • Based on Mr. Canellos and Mr. Panagopoulos discussion on campaigns, how has modern campaigning affected many voters?
  • What are some of the ways that "low-information voters" make decisions when choosing candidates?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Endorsement
    • Gender
    • Heuristic
    • Ideological Scale
    • Low- Information Voter
    • Media
    • Name Recognition
    • Political Party
    • Political Polarization

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsMedia

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity