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Project Citation: 

Bursztyn, Leonardo, Egorov, Georgy, and Fiorin, Stefano. Data and Code for: “From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms.” Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2020. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2020-10-23.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary 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.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Social Norms; Social Acceptability; Elections; Xenophobia; Political Attitudes; Social Interactions; Communication
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      C90 Design of Experiments: General
      D83 Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
      D90 Micro-Based Behavioral Economics: General
      J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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