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Title: Replication data for: Activation, Conversion, or Reinforcement? The Impact of Partisan News Exposure on Vote Choice      
dateReleased:
03-31-2015
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/20819
ID:
hdl:1902.1/20819
description:
This study uses multi-wave panel data from the 2008 presidential election to investigate the impact of partisan news exposure on changes in vote preferences over time. Overcoming key limitations of prior research, the analysis distinguishes among the potential effects originally delineated by Lazarsfeld and colleagues: (1) activation – motivating partisans who initially say they are undecided or planning to defect to shift their vote back to their own party’s candidate; (2) conversion – motivating partisans to shift their vote to the opposing party’s candidate; and (3) reinforcement – strengthening partisans’ preference for their initial vote choice. The results reveal only modest evidence that partisan news reinforces existing vote preferences. Surprisingly, partisan news plays a more robust role motivating changes in vote choice: news slanted toward citizens’ own partisanship increased the odds of activation and decreased the odds of conversion, while news slanted away from citizens’ own partisanship proved a strong counter-force working in the opposite direction.
description:
Dilliplane, Susanna, 2013, "Replication data for: Activation, Conversion, or Reinforcement? The Impact of Partisan News Exposure on Vote Choice", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/20819, Harvard Dataverse, V2
name:
Dilliplane, Susanna
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997