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Constituent contacts can influence how legislators vote

Bergan, Daniel (2015) Constituent contacts can influence how legislators vote. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (29 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Does calling your legislator actually lead to results for those who are passionately for or against certain legislation? In new research, using a randomized field experiment, Daniel Bergan finds that it does. Those legislators who received at least one phone call from a constituent asking them to support a certain bill were 11-12 percent more likely to support the legislation, an effect independent of the legislators’ party, gender or the competitiveness of their district.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 16:49
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 16:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61939

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