The Relationship between a 'Don't Know' Response and Approval of Members of Congress: A Randomized Experiment

15 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2013  

Kevin M. Esterling

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science

Michael A. Neblo

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science

David Lazer

Northeastern University - Department of Political Science; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

William Minozzi

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

We conducted an experiment that gave constituents the chance to interact with their sitting member of Congress, and evaluate the causal impact of this exposure on the "don't know'' (DK) response and reported feeling thermometer scores.

Suggested Citation

Esterling, Kevin M. and Neblo, Michael A. and Lazer, David and Minozzi, William, The Relationship between a 'Don't Know' Response and Approval of Members of Congress: A Randomized Experiment (2013). APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper; American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2300339

Kevin M. Esterling (Contact Author)

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Political Science ( email )

Riverside, CA 92521
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.politicalscience.ucr.edu/people/faculty/esterling/index.html

Michael A. Neblo

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science ( email )

Columbus, OH 43210
United States

David Lazer

Northeastern University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States
617-373-2796 (Phone)
617-373-5311 (Fax)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Taubman Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-496-0102 (Phone)
617-496-1722 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.davidlazer.com

William Minozzi

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science ( email )

Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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