Are People Likelier to Support Candidates that Advance their Racial Group Interests More?
To test this, we did a survey experiment on the CCES
John Bowen, a candidate seeking your party's nomination for Congress in another state has made a new jobs plan the centerpiece of his campaign. His plan has received a lot of media attention. The bipartisan Congressional Budget Office has evaluated his plan and concluded it will help create jobs, but that the benefits will not be the same for all Americans. Specifically, the report predicts that the average black (white) family making \$50,000 will see a 7 percent increase in income and the average white (black) family making $50,000 will see a 5 percent increase in income.
Based on this information, how likely would you be to vote for John in this primary? --- Extremely Likely, Very Likely, Somewhat Likely, Somewhat Unlikely, Very Unlikely, Extremely Unlikely
Note: There seems to be a boo-boo in one of the conditions with the last part of last sentence of the White benefit condition reading as: "the average white black family making $50,000 will see a 5 percent increase in income."
Gaurav Sood and Alex Theodoridis