par Paulis, Emilien ;Ognibene, Marco
Référence Belgium: State of the Federation Conference
Publication Non publié, 2020-12-07
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : The present paper is interested in the relationship between satisfaction with democracy (SWD) and voting choices in the last Belgian 2019 election. Based on EOS-RepResent data, the paper demonstrates that the voters’ normative evaluation of their proximate network of peers about the way democracy works moderates the link between their own level of satisfaction and their voting choices. Our findings are three-fold. First, normative similarity (the voter perceives the network shares the same stance) reinforces the chances to vote for radical and traditional parties, with a stronger magnitude for the latter. In contrast, normative dissimilarity (the voter perceives the network has dissimilar stance) boosts only radical vote. Third, whatever the voter’s own satisfaction, perceiving the network negative toward the way democracy works tends to mobilize the Belgian voter against traditional parties.