Topics Secrecy of legislative votes

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Establishes the level of transparency in legislative voting. This could be a matter of public record, always kept secret, or varied depending on the topic of the vote.





Survey Questions

  • Are votes in the legislature a matter of public record, secret, or both (depending on the topic)?