Conservative Values and COVID-19

Last registered on April 20, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Conservative Values and COVID-19
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007575
Initial registration date
April 18, 2021

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
April 20, 2021, 6:37 AM EDT

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

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
George Washington University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-04-26
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study includes two survey-embedded experiments to explore the interaction between conservative values and efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the case of Russia.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Hale, Henry. 2021. "Conservative Values and COVID-19." AEA RCT Registry. April 20. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7575
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
This study includes, along with direct survey questions, two survey-embedded priming experiments.
Intervention Start Date
2021-04-26
Intervention End Date
2021-05-14

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
1. There are three main outcome variables, each an 11-point scale of how important people think it is to engage in certain conservative behaviors: heed Church advice, adhere to mainstream lifestyles, and publicly display patriotism.

2. There are three main outcome variables, each an 11-point scale of how likely people are to engage in certain pro-health behaviors: wearing masks, getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and gathering with large groups of people.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
1. The outcome of primary interest is the difference in the average responses produced by the control subsample and the treatment group.

2. The outcome of primary interest is the difference in the average responses produced by the control subsample and the two treatment groups.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
The survey agency VCIOM selects phone numbers from a national database at random by a computer within primary sampling units that are identified to produce a nationally representative sample of the adult population, following VCIOM’s standard sample design. Analogous techniques are used to generate samples representative of each of six Russian regions. The VCIOM interviewer then calls the selected phone numbers, choosing one member of the household. Interviews will be conducted by phone.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization of treatment assignments will be accomplished by VCIOM using the randomization function in the software SurveyStudio.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
0
Sample size: planned number of observations
1. 1200 adult residents of two regions of the Russian Federation. 2. 1200 adult residents of two regions of the Russian Federation.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1. Approximately 600 respondents per treatment arm.

2. Approximately 400 respondents per treatment arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
George Washington University Committee on Human Research, Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2021-04-01
IRB Approval Number
NCR213455
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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

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials