Contextual priming: where people vote affects how they vote.

  title={Contextual priming: where people vote affects how they vote.},
  author={Jonah Berger and Marc Meredith and S. Christian Wheeler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 26},
American voters are assigned to vote at a particular polling location (e.g., a church, school, etc.). We show these assigned polling locations can influence how people vote. Analysis of a recent general election demonstrates that people who were assigned to vote in schools were more likely to support a school funding initiative. This effect persisted even when controlling for voters' political views, demographics, and unobservable characteristics of individuals living near schools. A follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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