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Abstract This study investigates the causes of fluctuations in public concern about immigration and contends that issues emphasized in media coverage explain these fluctuations. Drawing on agenda-setting research and theories about issue attributes, it is argued that media emphasis on aspects of...
Abstract The current experimental study (N = 546) compares the effect of exposure to a television news story with a positive and negative tone on anti-immigrant attitudes and carry-over effects to uninvolved immigrant groups. Results reveal that exposure to a “negatively” valenced news story...
The early twenty-first century witnessed a substantial shift in public opinion about whether same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry in the United States. By the time the Supreme Court announced its 5-4 decision that same-sex couples had the right to marry in all 50 states, a...
Abstract Researchers of the baby-face stereotype maintain that having a more adult-looking face contributes to success in the political arena. However, this hypothesis has not been confirmed in previous research. This study suggests that more mature faces will be beneficial only for left-wing...
Abstract Theoretically, populism has been conceptualized as a political ideology with three sub-dimensions: anti-elitism attitudes, a preference for popular sovereignty, and a belief in the homogeneity and virtuousness of the people. However, empirical research to date has treated populist...
Abstract This research analyzes data from a survey experiment testing whether asking about male perpetration of domestic violence (“a man hitting a woman”) before asking about corporal punishment affects opinions on the latter; and whether framing the corporal punishment question in a...
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