Scholarly study reveals Ateneans are the real ‘bobotantes’ of the Philippine electorate

A study conducted by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) on the bobotante (stupid voter) phenomenon that plagues Philippine politics sought to test a hypothesis commonly-held amongst the Philippines’ “thinking classes” — that it is primarily impoverished voters (the majority of Filipinos) that are inclined to vote stupid. The results published in an Inquirer report […]