The Impact of Electoral Debate on Public Opinions: An Experimental Investigation of the 2005 New York City Mayoral Election

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ISPS ID: 
D049
Suggested citation: 

Mullainathan, S., Ebonya Washington, and Julia R. Azari (2010) Replication materials for: ‘The Impact of Electoral Debate on Public Opinions: An Experimental Investigation of the 2005 New York City Mayoral Election,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/baef6a55-7fca-43bc-acef-9add0b4a56e9. ISPS Data Archive.

Author(s): 

Sendhil Mullainathan, Julia Azari, Ebonya Washington

Research design: 
Data type: 
Survey
Data source(s): 

Authors

Data source information: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Field date: 
October 30, 2005
Field Date: 
2005-10
Location: 
Location details: 
United States - NY
Unit of observation: 
Individual
Sample size: 
1,000
Inclusion/exclusion: 
Respondents, randomly selected from the New York City voter registration list, were first surveyed by telephone between October 28 and October 31. Using this initial survey we establish respondents’ pre-debate attitudes about how life is going in New York City and about the two mayoral candidates.
Randomization procedure: 
Respondents were randomly divided into one of two groups: We asked the treatment group to watch the final mayoral debate on November 1. We asked the control group to watch a placebo program, PBS’s Jim Lehrer News Hour, which aired opposite WNBC’s debate broadcast.
Treatment: 
Watch final mayoral debate on November 1, 2005 on television.
Treatment administration: 
TV program
Outcome measures: 
Candidate rating,likelihood of voting for candidate
Archive date: 
2011
Owner: 
Authors
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

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