Interpersonal Influence

Nickerson 2006e - Contagion Effects of GOTV Messages in Two-member Households

Door-to-door canvassing is found to increase turnout not only in the person directly contacted by the canvassers. In two-member households, the uncontacted member of the households is also mobilized by GOTV canvassing.

Tiffany Davenport – Fri, 2006 – 09 – 22 11:21

Middleton 2006 - MoveOn and Voter Mobilization in 2004

A partisan canvassing campaign is found to be effective in mobilizing voters in the tightly contested 2004 presidential election.                     

Tiffany Davenport – Fri, 2006 – 09 – 22 11:31

Gerber, Grebner, Green and Larimer 2006 - Effect of Publicizing Individual Turnout on Voter Mobilization

Pre-election and post-election mailings that publicize neighbors' turnout records in an election are found to be effective in mobilizing voters. Social pressure to adhere to civic norms may resolve "paradox of participation."

Tiffany Davenport – Fri, 2006 – 09 – 22 11:19