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Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus
Why do members of the public disagree -- sharply and persistently -- about facts on which expert scientists largely agree? We designed a study to test a distinctive explanation: the culturalExpand
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Evaluating the Advocacy Coalition Framework
The Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) was developed to provide a causal theory of the policy process which would serve as one of several alternatives to the familiar stages heuristic, with itsExpand
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The Advent of Internet Surveys for Political Research: A Comparison of Telephone and Internet Samples
The Internet offers a number of advantages as a survey mode: low marginal cost per completed response, capabilities for providing respondents with large quantities of information, speed, andExpand
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Information and effort in contingent valuation surveys: application to global climate change using national internet samples ☆
This contingent valuation study investigates the issues of information access and respondent effort, and is based on a series of national Internet samples. The focus is on a split-sample treatment,Expand
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A Quarter Century of the Advocacy Coalition Framework: An Introduction to the Special Issue
A Quarter Century of the Advocacy Coalition Framework : An Introduction to the Special Issue
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False alarms and missed events: the impact and origins of perceived inaccuracy in tornado warning systems.
Theory and conventional wisdom suggest that errors undermine the credibility of tornado warning systems and thus decrease the probability that individuals will comply (i.e., engage in protectiveExpand
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Weather, Climate, and Worldviews: The Sources and Consequences of Public Perceptions of Changes in Local Weather Patterns*
This paper analyzes the changes Americans perceive to be taking place in their local weather and tests a series of hypotheses about why they hold these perceptions. Using data from annual nationwideExpand
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Public support for reducing US reliance on fossil fuels: Investigating household willingness-to-pay for energy research and development
Abstract In order to reduce future dependence on foreign oil and emissions of CO2, how much would US households be willing to pay annually to support increased energy research and development (R&D)Expand
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Risk perceptions of men and women scientists
Studies of the general public have shown that women express far greater concern than men about many health and environmental hazards. A variety of explanations have been offered, includingExpand
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Geoengineering and Climate Change Polarization: Testing a Two-channel Model of Science Communication
We conducted a two-nation study (United States, n = 1500; England, n = 1500) to test a novel theory of science communication. The cultural cognition thesis posits that individuals make extensiveExpand
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