Workshop on survey experiments and public opinion research

Time: April 24 – 25, 2019

Venue: Åbo Akademi University, Lecture hall Armfelt, Arken building

(Fabriksgatan 2)


Wednesday 24 April

09.45  Opening of the workshop
Maija Setälä, University of Turku

10.00 Keynote I: TBA
Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania

11.15 Coffee

11.45 Keynote II: How political parties help structuring and shaping public opinion formation
Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Citizens and long-term policy goals
Lauri Rapeli, Åbo Akademi University

The force of the argument source: A survey experiment on the evaluation of political arguments
Kaisa Herne, Tampere University

15.30  Coffee

15.30 Does priming for future generations enhance participation in landscape value trade?
Erkki Mäntymaa & Eija Pouta, Natural Resources Institute Finland


Thursday 25 April

9.30 Keynote III: Survey experiments on the macro-level effects of participatory processes on perceptions of legitimacy
Sofie Marien, University of Leuven

10.45 Coffee

11.15  Keynote IV: TBA

12.30 Lunch

13.30  The impact of Citizens’ Jury on referendum alternatives: Preliminary results.
Henrik Serup Christensen, Åbo Akademi University (with Maija Setälä, Kim Strandberg, Maija Jäske, Mikko Leino and Maria Bäck)

14.15 Wrap up


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Register by 15 April 2019 at

Further information:
Please direct questions about the event to Lauri Rapeli, lauri.rapeli(at)

Organiser:  PALO – Participation in Long-Term Decision Making is a multidisciplinary research project that analyzes problems of practices of long-term decision-making. With the objective to strengthen democracy, PALO develops better practices for deliberative citizen participation. The consortium partners are University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Natural Resources Institute Finland and University of Tampere. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland.