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Voter mobilization among immigrants

  • Year: 2015
  • By: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • Authors Nøkleby H, Nguyen L, Meneses-Echávez JF, Berg RC.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-982-3

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services was commissioned by the Directorate of Integration and Diversity to conduct a systematic literature search with a subsequent categorization of relevant research. The commission was to identify research published 2000-2015 on effects of different types of interventions on an individual level to mobilize for voting.

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  • The literature search resulted in 782 references, after duplicates were removed
  • In total, we identified 12 relevant references: nine describing one intervention and three describing several interventions
  • All the studies were from the USA
  • The population in the studies  were different minority groups (Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, minorities in general)

The interventions were mail, telephone calls, door-to-door canvassing. The messages’ language or rhetorical form was also studied.


We developed a search strategy for a systematic literature search. In September 2015, the search was carried out in social scientific databases. Two researchers independently screened all identified references to assess inclusion according to predefined criteria.