Aiming at Doves

@article{Caverley2017AimingAD,
  title={Aiming at Doves},
  author={Jonathan D. Caverley and Yanna Krupnikov},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={61},
  pages={1482 - 1509}
}
Politicians (and journalists covering them) assume that association with the military has political consequences. We propose and experimentally test conditions under which military images have such effects. We presented subjects with images of the US president before varying backgrounds—including soldiers, students, children, and “ordinary” people. Only the image of soldiers has any significant effect, shifting participant preferences toward spending money on defense over education. The image… 

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