Social Networks and Voting
|Keywords:||Social networks, Voting, Social learning|
|Series/Report no.:||NET Institute Working Papers;11_08|
|Abstract:||This paper uses a randomized experiment to study whether social networks aect vote choice. In a ercely contested presidential election in Peru with ten candidates, only 35% of subjects were aware how their friends intended to vote. We compare people who were randomly informed how one of their friends intended to vote to people who were randomly informed how an un-named stranger intended to vote. We nd no evidence that informing people people how their friends intended to vote aects their vote choice.|
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