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People vote because they’re worried others will think less of them if they don’t.

Doherty, David, Huber, Gregory, Gerber, Alan and Dowling, Conor (2016) People vote because they’re worried others will think less of them if they don’t. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (06 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

For many, the benefits of voting are not immediately obvious. So why do people turn out on Election Day? Some have suggested that people vote because they are worried that others will view them less favorably if they do not. Using experimental evidence from a national survey, David Doherty, Gregory Huber, Alan Gerber and Conor Dowling set out to test this theory. Their results suggest that people’s expectations that others will think less of them if they fail to vote are well-founded.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 16:03
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 00:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66897

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