Anti-American Behavior in the Middle East: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Lebanon

@article{Corstange2016AntiAmericanBI,
  title={Anti-American Behavior in the Middle East: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Lebanon},
  author={Daniel Corstange},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2016},
  volume={78},
  pages={311 - 325}
}
Based on public opinion data, anti-Americanism of one form or another is endemic in the Middle East. This paper examines the extent to which hostility generalizes beyond opposition to American foreign policy but is unique to the United States. It conducts a field experiment in Lebanon that manipulates the putative sponsor of a survey and draws on a simple behavioral outcome: do people refuse to be interviewed based on who they think is asking the questions? Results show that academic sponsors… 
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