Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81449
Authors: 
Dawes, Christopher T.
Johannesson, Magnus
Lindqvist, Erik
Loewen, Peter
Östling, Robert
Bonde, Marianne
Priks, Frida
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 941
Abstract: 
We test whether generosity is related to political preferences and partisanship in Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States using incentivized dictator games. The total sample consists of more than 5,000 respondents. We document that support for social spending and redistribution is positively correlated with generosity in all four countries. Further, we show that donors are more generous towards co-partisans in all countries, and that this effect is stronger among supporters of left-wing political parties. All results are robust to the inclusion to an extensive set of control variables, including income and education.
Subjects: 
Generosity
Altruism
Political Preferences
Size of Government
Public Goods
Dictator Game
Ingroup Effect
Political Partisanship
JEL: 
H11
H40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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