Study: Age, income affects residents' e-voting perception
TALLINN - Estonian residents' perception of e-voting largely depends on their age, education and income, with many having an ambiguous stance, a recent survey by BNS/Faktum indicates
The poll, carried out at the end of May and in early June, shows that 40 percent of respondents regard the opportunity to cast one's vote on the Internet as fully or generally reliable, whereas 44 percent see it as rather or fully unreliable.
People who trust the reliability of e-voting prevail among respondents aged under 34, people with higher education, with above-average income and residents of Tallinn. Russian-speakers are a bit more sceptical, showing that ethnic background generally has a small effect on how respondents perceive e-voting. Supporters of different parties, however, vary more widely on the topic.