About the Authors

Cait Unkovic

Affiliation UC Berkeley School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States of America

Maya Sen

maya_sen@hks.harvard.edu

Affiliation John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States of America

Kevin M. Quinn

Affiliation UC Berkeley School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors of this manuscript have read the journal’s policy and have the following competing interests: Kevin M. Quinn served as the President of the Society for Political Methodology when this experiment was conducted (non-financial interest), and Maya Sen served as a member of the Society for Political Methodology Diversity Committee when this experiment was conducted (non-financial interest). This does not alter the authors’ adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CU MS KQ. Performed the experiments: CU MS KQ. Analyzed the data: CU MS KQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CU MS KQ. Wrote the paper: CU MS KQ. Participated in the design and execution of the randomized controlled trial, and also in the data analysis: CU MS KQ. Participated in the writing of the article: CU MS KQ.