Research starts on the effects of the information campaign Second Chamber Elections

Commissioned by the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland a research is carried out on the effects of the information campaign that was held concerning the Second Chamber Elections.


In the week of October 22nd local researchers will start with personal interviews on behalf of Research Bureau BridgeGaps on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba amongst a group of 526 inhabitants of the three islands. Questions will be asked about whether of not voting, knowledge of the tasks and work of the Second Chamber and the way in which people got their information about the elections. The interviews will be executed in Papiamento, Dutch and English.

On each island interviews will take place with participants of so called focus groups. During these interviews it is possible to go deeper into the involvement of the inhabitants with the Second Chamber Elections. The participants of these group were selected ad random.

The results of the research are expected within 3 months after the execution of this research.