Public opinion migrants, brand migrants

Date of publication: June 15, 1999


This paper shows how the analytical tools used in demographic research can also be useful for voting behavior research and marketing research about mass consumption. We develop origin-destination matrices of voters and consumers and derive indicators from these matrices all of them instruments traditionally employed in studies of the spatial mobility of populations. Preceded by a methodological discussion this study discusses two examples of liow semi-permanent panel surveys can be employed to account for voters’ and consumers’ behaviors.

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