Voting experiments: bandwagon voting or false-consensus effect?

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Bischoff, Ivo; Egbert, Henrik;
  • Publisher: Univ., Dep. of Business Administration & Economics Marburg
  • Subject: bandwagon voting | voting, experiments, bandwagon voting, false consensus effect | false consensus effect | experiments | voting | C90 | D72
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In an experiment designed to test for expressive voting, Tyran (JPubEc 2004) found a strong positive correlation between the participants’ approval for a proposal to donate money for charity and their expected approval rate for fellow voters. This phenomenon can be due ... View more
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