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Contact across religious groups and attitudes - Evidence from a field experiment in Myanmar
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October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 10:36 AM EDT
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University of Oslo
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Oslo Metropolitan University
Norwegian Church Aid
Additional Trial Information
We are conducting a field experiment where we randomly assign individuals to a youth camp and randomly assign pairs within those camps. By comparing individuals assigned partners that are of the same religion with individuals assigned to people of other religious faiths we investigate whether close personal contact increases religious tolerance and inter-religious friendship.
Kotsadam, Andreas, Mette Løvgren and Javier Mata. 2019. "Contact across religious groups and attitudes - Evidence from a field experiment in Myanmar." AEA RCT Registry. October 29.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Index of 4 questions, see the plan.
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
We randomly assign individuals to a youth camp and randomly assign pairs within those camps
Experimental Design Details
Computer in office
Was the treatment clustered?
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
MDE for main outcome: 0.3
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)