Statistical properties of approval ratings for governments

Haruo Honjo, Masaki Sano, Hiroshi Miki, Hidetsugu Sakaguchi

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    Abstract

    We elucidate the statistical mechanical properties of the approval rating time series of several governments from the social dynamics of complex systems and sociophysics points of view. We find that the distribution of approval rating volatility shows exponential independently on nations. Introducing "volatility temperature" defined with the exponential distribution, it could be understood generally that high and low temperature nations correspond to parliamentary cabinet and presidential systems, respectively. We also find that approval rating time series of many governments shows self-affine fractality with negative or positive correlation. Approval rating time series is typical one of few negative correlation phenomena.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)266-272
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
    Volume428
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2015

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    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Statistical properties of approval ratings for governments. / Honjo, Haruo; Sano, Masaki; Miki, Hiroshi; Sakaguchi, Hidetsugu.

    In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 428, 15.06.2015, p. 266-272.

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