Comparing respondents who passed versus failed an Instructional Manipulation Check: A case study about support for climate change policies

The presence of satisficers among survey respondents threatens survey data quality. To identify such respondents, Oppenheimer et al.


Krosnick's (1991) theory of satisficing stated that respondents, to reduce the cognitive efforts required to answer surveys, use shortcuts such as skimming the instructions and questions, or choosing the first acceptable answer. These behaviors...