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.
Data source information:
October 30, 2005
2005-10 - 2005-11
United States - NY
Unit of observation:
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.
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.
Watch final mayoral debate on November 1, 2005 on television.
Candidate rating,likelihood of voting for candidate
Area of study: