May 18, 2016 by AK
At the Eurovision 2016 contest held last Sunday, the largest group of the Ukrainian callers who took part in the voting chose the Russian number. Azerbaijan and Poland came second and third in that Ukrainian poll. Russian callers awarded the most votes to Armenia; Ukraine came second and Austria, third.
It’s remarkable how much has already been written about this contest. However, to draw conclusions about voting patterns – which sociologists have been doing for no less than 20 years – one need more data than merely the rankings by nation. The number of voters from each participant nation broken down by the country they voted for would be a good starting point. I don’t think this data has been released.