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AbstractHostile-media-effect research has been built on the assumption that partisans are motivated to adjust their evaluations to accommodate preexisting attitudes that are especially sensitive to content. More recent literature, however, has suggested a rival hypothesis—that perceptions of...
AbstractSome respondents of online surveys click responses at random. Screeners or instructional manipulation checks (IMC) have become customary for identifying this strong form of satisficing. This research first analyzes the factors that condition IMC failures using an online panel survey...
AbstractThree conclusions about collective memory are developed from data obtained before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. First, generational effects, as predicted by the critical years hypothesis, show that a dramatic new national or world event can have...
AbstractIncreased access to information poses a threat to authoritarian rulers’ hold on power. In this article, we assess the relationship between use of the Internet and foreign media on regime support in China using data from the Asian Barometer survey. Based on the O-S-O-R model, we examine...
AbstractKey events catalyze frame-building processes and competition between frames. A longitudinal study (54 weeks) analyzes framing of economic policy after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers (2008–2009) in German media to investigate the dynamics of frame struggles. As hypothesized, status and...
AbstractPublic opinion scholars contend that mass discourse tends to mirror elite discourse owing to the cognitive accessibility of recently encountered messages. I argue that elite incivility can generate anger and that this affective reaction in part drives use of incivility in political...
AbstractIndividuals do not always accurately report the forces driving their policy preferences. Such inaccuracy may result from the fact that true justifications are socially undesirable or less persuasive than competing justifications or are unavailable in conscious awareness. Because of the...
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