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Data and Code for: "From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms"

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bursztyn, Leonardo (University of Chicago and NBER)
  • Egorov, Georgy (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and NBER)
  • Fiorin, Stefano (Bocconi University and IGIER)
Publication Date
2020-10-23
Free Keywords
Social Norms; Social Acceptability; Elections; Xenophobia; Political Attitudes; Social Interactions; Communication
Description
  • Abstract

    Social norms, usually persistent, can change quickly when new public information arrives, such as a surprising election outcome. People may become more inclined to express views or take actions previously perceived as stigmatized and may judge others less negatively for doing so. We examine this possibility using two experiments. We first show via revealed preference experiments that Donald Trump’s rise in popularity and eventual victory increased individuals' willingness to publicly express xenophobic views. We then show that individuals are sanctioned less negatively if they publicly expressed a xenophobic view in an environment where that view is more popular.
Availability
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Relations
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E119846
Publications
  • Bursztyn, Leonardo, Georgy Egorov, and Stefano Fiorin. “From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms.” American Economic Review, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-23 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-10-23

Bursztyn, Leonardo; Egorov, Georgy; Fiorin, Stefano (2020): Data and Code for: "From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms". Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E119846V1