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Positive but skeptical - A study of attitudes towards Internet voting in Sweden

Faraon, Montathar and Stenberg, Georg J. H. and Budurushi, Jurlind and Kaipainen, Mauri
Parycek, Peter and Sachs, Michael and Skoric, Marko (eds.) (2014):
Positive but skeptical - A study of attitudes towards Internet voting in Sweden.
In: CeDEM Asia 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Münster: Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Hong Kong, ISBN 978-3-902505-71-2,
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Abstract

This study explored the attitudes of a broad sample of politically interested Swedish voters towards Internet voting. A total of 5683 participants completed a web-based survey concerning participation and security aspects of Internet voting. Attitudes towards Internet voting were positive on the whole and the acceptance of participation in democratic elections using Internet voting was spearheaded by: women, groups with relatively short education, the unemployed and the self-employed. Unlike previous studies, it was found that age was not a significant factor in determining the attitudes towards participation in elections by means of Internet voting. Concerning the security challenges of Internet voting, men were more optimistic than women and participants’ confidence in security increased with age and education length.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Editors: Parycek, Peter and Sachs, Michael and Skoric, Marko
Creators: Faraon, Montathar and Stenberg, Georg J. H. and Budurushi, Jurlind and Kaipainen, Mauri
Title: Positive but skeptical - A study of attitudes towards Internet voting in Sweden
Language: English
Abstract:

This study explored the attitudes of a broad sample of politically interested Swedish voters towards Internet voting. A total of 5683 participants completed a web-based survey concerning participation and security aspects of Internet voting. Attitudes towards Internet voting were positive on the whole and the acceptance of participation in democratic elections using Internet voting was spearheaded by: women, groups with relatively short education, the unemployed and the self-employed. Unlike previous studies, it was found that age was not a significant factor in determining the attitudes towards participation in elections by means of Internet voting. Concerning the security challenges of Internet voting, men were more optimistic than women and participants’ confidence in security increased with age and education length.

Title of Book: CeDEM Asia 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government
Publisher: Münster: Edition Donau-Universität Krems
ISBN: 978-3-902505-71-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data;Internet voting, electronic participation, security, democracy, digital engagement
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Location: Hong Kong
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2014-0938
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