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The Impact of Social Conditioning (Internal Motivation) on the Probability of Voting

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  • Garey C. Durden
  • Richard J. Cebula
  • Patricia Gaynor

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This paper extends the well known rational interest voting (rational voter) model to include a composite measure to capture the residual effects of internal, sociological motives not previously accounted for in empirical studies of general election voting. These motives are referred to here as “social conditioning” or “internal motivation” and may to at least some extent reflect a sense of duty or sense of civic duty to vote, as well as a simple “habit” of voting. Estimations using CPS data from the 1984 Presidential elections suggest that previously unmeasured internal motives, which we capture in a variable called “Social Conditioning,” may exert a powerful influence on individual voting behavior.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Appalachian State University in its series Working Papers with number 07-05.

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