I have a sneaking suspicion that the decision whether to upvote / downvote content relies heavily on the reputation of the author of the question.
This phenomenon is known as the fallacy of origins.
I am looking for volunteers with high reputation to help me conduct this experiment.
The experiment design would be a classic A/B testing, in which we would ask the same question from 2 different users.
User A: Would have a low reputation <100
User B: Would have a high reputation >5k
We would measure the amount of upvotes and downvotes per view, and apply a statistical significance test to evaluate the impact of the effect.
Edit 11/11/2018: Ramhound Raised an interesting point in the comments.
Users who see the 2 versions of the question might behave differently.
Can we access the logs and query which user seen which question and when ?