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Title Federalism Salience and Federal Policy Support
Post date 04/02/2019
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale see pre-analysis plan
C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested? The quantities of interest are within-subject differences in policy support based on whether the policy is considered in general terms or in terms of how the federal government should deal with it. The analysis will test the hypotheses that support for federal action will be lower than general policy support (H1), and that racial attitudes will explain variation in these patterns for racialized policies (H2).
C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? * All respondents will report attitudes toward a set of public policy proposals, which will vary in terms of their ideological direction and degree of racialization, formulated two ways (with the order of blocks randomized and blocks of distractor items presented in between). One block will ask respondents to evaluate policy in general terms (“In general, things would be better if marijuana was legal for recreational use.” e.g.) while the other block will ask respondents to report how they think the federal government should handle the policy (“Some people want to legalize marijuana for recreational use. How do you think the federal government should handle this policy proposal?”). After evaluating the policy proposals, all respondents will answer the FIRE battery of racial attitudes items, as well as other political attitudes questions, including their opinions about the United Nations and the balance between militarism and diplomacy. These data will lend themselves to traditional tests for differences in means across treatment groups, as well as hierarchical regression analysis to test for heterogeneous treatment effects by racial attitudes.
C4 Country United States
C5 Scale (# of Units) Approximately 1500
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? No
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? Yes
C8 IRB Number 2019E0287
C9 Date of IRB Approval 3/29/19
C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party? Researchers
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? No
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? not provided by authors
C13 JEL Classification(s) not provided by authors