Infections and Elections

  title={Infections and Elections},
  author={Alec T. Beall and Marlise K. Hofer and Mark Schaller},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={595 - 605}
In the studies reported here, we conducted longitudinal analyses of preelection polling data to test whether an Ebola outbreak predicted voting intentions preceding the 2014 U.S. federal elections. Analyses were conducted on nationwide polls pertaining to 435 House of Representatives elections and on state-specific polls pertaining to 34 Senate elections. Analyses compared voting intentions before and after the initial Ebola outbreak and assessed correlations between Internet search activity… 

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