Proposal for the 2016 Pilot Study: Name-Induced Race Effects on Political Efficacy Anchoring Vignette Questions

Political efficacy is an important construct in understanding political behavior and voting patterns. Self-assessment political efficacy questions have been included in the American National Election Studies (ANES) for decades, including both internal efficacy questions1 and external efficacy questions2. One commonly used question to measure external efficacy is “How much say / Have no say about what government does” (Hopkins & King, 2010).

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