Does process matter? Experimental evidence that policy makers should advertise process as well as outcomes

Research Memo #3

Associate Professor Aaron Martin, Dr Gosia Mikołajczak

This Research Memo summarises the findings of a recent academic article published by the authors. Using a unique survey experiment we found that the process by which a policy is developed is an important factor in citizens’ judgement of the policy outcome. Our findings suggest that policymakers need to emphasise process when designing policy and communicate aspects of the policy process to the public.

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