|Title||Mobilizing voters to mobilize MPs for a second referendum|
|C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale||We evaluate the effect of emails on whether supporters of an Anti-Brexit campaign group contact their MP to encourage them to support a second referendum [People’s Vote] on the UK’s exit from the UK [Brexit] via a randomized field experiment conducted by an anti-Brexit campaign group. Supporters of the campaign group that live in constituencies represented by an MP who has not already expressed support for a second referendum on Brexit are randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions: Receive one of two emails encouraging them to contact their local MP which includes a direct URL that leads them to a pre-designed email for them to sign and forward to their representative, or to control (no email).|
|C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?||
H1: Email contact from the campaign organisation encouraging their pre-identified supporters to contact their MP lobbying for a second referendum on Brexit will mobilise subjects to contact their MP.
|C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? *||
The outcome measure is binary and defined as the successful submission of lobbying emails from supporters to their respective MP via the organisation’s online mask. It takes on the value 1 if the email was submitted via the online platform, and the value 0 if no email was submitted. The outcome is measured via a traceable URL that tracks the successful submission of pre- designed emails of supporters using the organisation’s platform.
The outcome variable will be collected for 7 days from the delivery of the treatment.
|C4 Country||United Kingdom|
|C5 Scale (# of Units)||119338|
|C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection?||Yes|
|C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval?||No|
|C8 IRB Number||not provided by authors|
|C9 Date of IRB Approval||not provided by authors|
|C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party?||People’s Vote|
|C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research?||No|
|C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published?||Yes|
|C13 JEL Classification(s)||not provided by authors|