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Resultat
Faglig foredrag
2021

Field experiments in voter mobilization among immigrants in the Norwegian 2017 parliamentary election

Bidragsytere:
  • Johannes Bergh
  • Dag Arne Christensen og
  • Tor Helge Holmås

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: MPSA Virtual Conference
Sted: Chicago
Dato fra: 14. april 2021
Dato til: 18. april 2021

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Arrangørnavn: MPSA

Om resultatet

Faglig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2021

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Tittel

Field experiments in voter mobilization among immigrants in the Norwegian 2017 parliamentary election

Sammendrag

Abstract This paper reports on a randomized field experiment testing four different direct mail mobilization appeals among naturalized citizens in the 2017 Norwegian Parliamentary Elections. It replicates a set of field experiments done in the 2015 local elections in a more salient context and with a more motivated public. All four letters include a general encouragement to vote and practical information about voting. Three of the letters include an extra paragraph presenting different mobilization messages. They were: 1) a message guaranteeing ballot secrecy. 2) a message with consistent prescriptive and descriptive norms emphasizing the importance of immigrant participation and that participation has been increasing. 3) a message with inconsistent prescriptive and descriptive norms emphasizing the importance of immigrant participation but noting immigrant participation has been low. The fourth letter (the placebo letter) included only the general encouragement and practical information about voting. As in the 2015 experiments, all letters increased turnout both among citizens who were eligible for the first time to vote and among previously eligible naturalized citizens. The strongest effects is among new citizens eligible to vote for the first time where the norm consistent letter show an treatment effect of 3.78% points, while the guarantee of privacy message show an treatment effect of 3.38% points. Among previously eligible immigrant voters, there is an average treatment effect of 2.3% points from a baseline of 55.2% turnout. We also find a small spillover effect of 1.6% points increase in turnout within two-person households.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Johannes Bergh

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning
Aktiv cristin-person

Dag Arne Christensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Tor Helge Holmås

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Bergen
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