The elections, public opinion and parties specialist group of the Political Studies Association had our annual conference this weekend: 100+ election nerds, huddled together at the University of Lancaster. If a bomb had fallen on the university this weekend, just imagine the loss to humanity. Friday night saw the annual quiz – 40 rather tricky questions about elections and public opinion – made trickier by taking place after a well-oiled dinner.
These ten questions below come from the round on public opinion. It’s worth saying that you are not supposed to know the answers to these questions. Indeed, if you do, there’s something wrong with you and you need to get out more.
But with a bit of thought, and some underlying knowledge, it was striking how well people did.
No googling, obviously. But then there’s no prize either. So it doesn’t really matter if you do cheat. You are, as my teacher used to say, only cheating yourself…
How well do you know the public?