Replication data for: Persuasion: A Case Study of Papal Influences on Fertility-Related Beliefs and Behavior

Vittorio Bassi & Imran Rasul
We study the persuasive impacts of non-informative communication on the short-run beliefs and long-run behavior of individuals. We do so in the context of the Papal visit to Brazil in October 1991, in which persuasive messages related to fertility were salient in Papal speeches during the visit. We use individual's exposure to such messages to measure how persuasion shifts short-run beliefs such as intentions to contracept and long-term fertility outcomes such as the timing and...
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