publication . Article . 2017

Door-to-door canvassing in the European elections: Evidence from a Swedish field experiment

Pär Nyman;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
Abstract
In this paper I report the results from a door-to-door canvassing experiment conducted in Sweden during the 2014 European elections. The canvassing was performed by members of the Social Democratic Party and the experiment closely resembles the partisan nature of most mobilizing campaigns in Europe. The paper is one of the first to provide causal evidence for the mobilizing effectiveness of canvassing outside the United States. Living in a household that was visited by canvassers increases the probability of voting by 3.6 percentage points. This effect is entirely driven by estimates twice as large for occasional and first-time voters. Compared to previous resea...
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free text keywords: Development economics, Political science, Political economy, Voting, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Average treatment effect, Social Democratic Party
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EC| CONPOL
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CONPOL
Contexts, networks and participation: The social logic of political engagement
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 683214
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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