The Secret Ballot and Prosocial Behavior1

Abstract

We compare the effects of observability on voters’prosocial behavior in elections. Voters are more likely to choose nonselfishly when voting is public as compared to private. Voters are least likely to choose nonselfishly when voting is private and they are in the majority (2-8%) and most likely to do so when voting is public and they are in the minority… (More)

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