Is Voting Contagious? Evidence from Two Field Experiments

@article{Nickerson2008IsVC,
  title={Is Voting Contagious? Evidence from Two Field Experiments},
  author={David W. Nickerson},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={49 - 57}
}
Members of the same household share similar voting behaviors on average, but how much of this correlation can be attributed to the behavior of the other person in the household? Disentangling and isolating the unique effects of peer behavior, selection processes, and congruent interests is a challenge for all studies of interpersonal influence. This study proposes and utilizes a carefully designed placebo-controlled experimental protocol to overcome this identification problem. During a face-to… Expand

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