Description

This survey was hosted on Qualtrics and participants were randomly sorted into one of eight conditions.

Participants were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk and were paid $0.75 for their response, which is equivalent to a $9/hour wage:

## [1] 0.75

Survey experiment

Crackdown and private giving

Q2.1: How do you feel about the following types of organizations?

Matrix table

Very unfavorable Unfavorable Neutral Favorable Very favorable
Nonprofit organizations that provide humanitarian relief
Nonprofit organizations that advocate for human rights
Nonprofit organizations that help with development and alleviate poverty


Q2.2: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) focuses on {ISSUE AREA: humanitarian assistance for refugees | human rights for refugees} {MAIN MANIPULATION: and works in countries that have recently passed laws that harshly restrict nonprofit organizations}.

A substantial proportion of IRC’s funding comes from {FUNDING SOURCE: government | private donors}.

Q2.3: How likely would you be to donate to IRC?

Single answer

  • Extremely likely
  • Somewhat likely
  • Neither likely nor unlikely
  • Somewhat unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
Q2.4: If you had an extra $100, how much would you be willing to donate to IRC right now? (Total must add to 100)

Numeric slider, options must sum to 100

  • Donate to IRC (0–100)
  • Keep for yourself (0–100)
Q2.5: Why did you select that amount?

Text field


Demographics

Q3.1: Almost done! This is the last page of the study.

Q3.2: How often do you donate to charity (either cash or in-kind)?

Single answer

  • Once a week
  • Once a month
  • Once every three months
  • Once every six months
  • Once a year
  • Once every few years
  • Never
Q3.3: Have you volunteered in the past 12 months?

Single answer

  • Yes
  • No
Q3.4: Some people seem to follow what’s going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there’s an election going on or not. Others aren’t that interested. Would you say that you follow what’s going on in government and public affairs…

Single answer

  • Most of the time
  • Some of the time
  • Only now and then
  • Hardly at all
Q3.5: How would you describe your political views?

Single answer

  • Strong liberal
  • Liberal
  • Independent, leaning liberal
  • Independent
  • Independent, leaning conservative
  • Conservative
  • Very conservative
Q3.6: What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed?

Single answer

  • Less than high school
  • High school graduate
  • Some college
  • 2 year degree
  • 4 year degree
  • Graduate or professional degree
  • Doctorate
Q3.7: Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?

Single answer

  • More than once a week
  • Once a week
  • Once or twice a month
  • A few times a year
  • Seldom
  • Never
  • Don’t know
Q3.8: Please select blue from the following list:

Single answer

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
Q3.9: What is your gender?

Single answer

  • Female
  • Male
  • Transgender
  • Other:
  • Prefer not to say
Q3.10: What is your total household income?

Single answer

  • Less than $10,000
  • $10,000 - $19,999
  • $20,000 - $29,999
  • $30,000 - $39,999
  • $40,000 - $49,999
  • $50,000 - $59,999
  • $60,000 - $69,999
  • $70,000 - $79,999
  • $80,000 - $89,999
  • $90,000 - $99,999
  • $100,000 - $149,999
  • More than $150,000
Q3.11: How old are you?

Single answer

  • Under 18
  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 34
  • 35 - 44
  • 45 - 54
  • 55 - 64
  • 65 - 74
  • 75 - 84
  • 85 or older
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