California Today: What to Watch For on Election Day


New York Times, November 08, 2016


Think you’re voting to make the world a better place?

That may be so, but researchers have also found a less noble driver of voter participation.

Shame, or specifically the fear of it.

Studies have shown that up to half of nonvoters lie when asked if they cast a ballot.

In a new academic paper, behavioral economists from U.C. Berkeley, the University of Chicago and Harvard sought to measure the amount of shame that nonvoters experience.

read more