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Brief 57: How Media Influence Social Norms: Evidence from Mexico

The research design combined two sources of variation to create four treatment groups in a factorial design (Table 1). First, the soap opera was broadcast via a community loudspeaker only reaching a portion of the community due to topographical conditions (the natural experiment component). Households within the loudspeaker’s reach were also randomly invited by the regional NGO to listen to the soap opera program at a community meeting, with the remaining households able to hear the broadcast at their homes regardless.

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Brief 54: Evidence from Mexico: The Effect of Incumbent Malfeasance Revelations

The study was conducted in 26 municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, México, San Luis Potosí, and Querétaro. The municipalities and states were chosen based on holding municipal elections in 2015, municipalities receiving ASF audit results in 2015, security and logistical considerations, and ensuring that incumbents from different parties were proportionately represented within these states.

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Brief 53: Fostering Inclusionary Behavior towards Syrian Refugees through Perspective-Taking: Evidence from the United States

The perspective-taking exercise was conducted in an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 5,400 American adults. The survey was fielded in the two weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, in which policies related to immigrants and refugees were a major point of contention. In addition to the perspective-taking condition, the survey experiment included two other randomly assigned treatment conditions: an information-only group and a pure control group.

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Morgan Holmes
Email: moholmes@usaid.gov  Institution / Affiliation : USAID  EGAP member: Yes 
Rebecca V. Bell-Martin
Email: rebecca_martin@brown.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Brown University  EGAP member: No 
Neda Maghbouleh
Email: neda.maghbouleh@utoronto.ca  Institution / Affiliation : University of Toronto  EGAP member: No 

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