Consumers and Climate Change Survey

Last registered on January 18, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Consumers and Climate Change Survey
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006848
Initial registration date
December 09, 2020

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
December 09, 2020, 10:52 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
January 18, 2022, 8:53 AM EST

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Universität Tübingen

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Brandeis University, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
PI Affiliation
Universität Tübingen

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2020-10-01
End date
2021-07-11
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We study consumers climate change expectations, asking respondents about their beliefs on rare natural disaster probabilities in the future. We also ask about respondents climate change attitudes and demographic information. Information treatments are used to see how beliefs are affected by various information sources.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Dietrich, Alexander, Gernot Mueller and Raphael Schoenle. 2022. "Consumers and Climate Change Survey." AEA RCT Registry. January 18. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6848
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Respondents will be presented various information treatments.
(1) USA Today newspaper article on wildfires and climate change
(2) Data on historical costs of natural disasters
(3) Statements from policymakers
Intervention Start Date
2020-12-03
Intervention End Date
2021-07-11

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Impact of differnet information sources on the expected natural disaster probability and climate change attitudes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We provide random subsets of respondents with differnt pieces of publically available information on climate change and natural disasters. Subsequently, we study how this information affects disaster probabilities and climate change attitudes of respondents.
Experimental Design Details
We provide random subsets of respondents with differnt pieces of publically available information on climate change and natural disasters. Subsequently, we study how this information affects disaster probabilities and climate change attitudes of respondents.
Randomization Method
Randomized via computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
6000 Respondents
Sample size: planned number of observations
6000 Respondents
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
3000 no treatment, 1000 Treatment 1, 1000 Treatment 2, 1000 Treatment 3
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Brandeis University
IRB Approval Date
2020-12-08
IRB Approval Number
#20092R-E

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

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Reports & Other Materials