Do Politicians Racially Discriminate Against Constituents? A Field Experiment on State Legislators

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Author(s): 

David Broockman, Daniel Butler

Suggested citation: 

Butler, Daniel M. and David E. Broockman (2011) Replication Materials for: ‘Do Politicians Racially Discriminate Against Constituents? A Field Experiment on State Legislators,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/x3ffbvg. ISPS Data Archive.

ISPS ID: 
D037
Research design: 
Data type: 
Observed Behavior
Data source(s): 

Authors

Data source information: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Field date: 
October 1, 2008
Field Date: 
2008-10
Location: 
Location details: 
United States
Unit of observation: 
Individual
Sample size: 
4,859
Inclusion/exclusion: 
State legislators in 44 U.S. states with valid email addresses that were available online through state legislative websites in September 2008.
Randomization procedure: 
We assigned legislators to treatment groups using block randomization by state, legislative chamber, political party, and whether the legislator was up for reelection.
Treatment: 
An email sent to a state legislator. We signaled the race of the email sender by randomizing whether the email was signed by and sent from an email account with the name Jake Mueller or the name DeShawn Jackson. We also manipulated the text in order to signal the partisan preference of the email sender.
Treatment administration: 
Email
Outcome measures: 
Whether the state legislator responded at all by November 4
Archive date: 
2012
Owner: 
Authors
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