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Public perceptions about nanotechnology: Risks, benefits and trust
We report data from the first representative national phone survey of Americans' perceptions about nanotechnology (N =1536). Public opinion about nanotechnology is in its infancy, and knowledge about… Expand
Racial Attitudes and the "New South"
An abundance of survey research conducted over the past two decades has portrayed a "new South" in which the region's white residents now resemble the remainder of the country in their racial… Expand
Framing Effects on Public Opinion about Nanotechnology
- Michael D. Cobb
- 1 December 2005
In this study, I examine whether Americans’ emotions and opinions about nanotechnology are influenced by how the issue is framed. Using data collected from an experiment embedded within a national… Expand
Echoes of Vietnam?
In the early stages of the counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq, military leaders resisted the release of body count and “casualty ratio” data. However, in the spring of 2004, the U.S. military (and… Expand
Changing minds: Political arguments and political persuasion
Theory: Just as persuasion is the crux of politics, so too is argument the key to political persuasion. Political arguments about policy have at least two dimensions, namely, whether the argument is… Expand
Potential Solutions to Public Deliberation Problems: Structured Deliberations and Polarization Cascades
Some deliberative theorists advocate for increased public participation to improve the health and vitality of democracy, but skeptics warn that public deliberation may fall prey to multiple… Expand
Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?1
We evaluate the oft-repeated but typically untested claim that rap music encourages sexism. We randomly assigned participants to 1 of 3 conditions: no music, misogynistic rap music, and… Expand
National Citizens’ Technology Forum: Nanotechnologies and Human Enhancement
Many observers believe that the “converging technologies” of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technologies, and cognitive science (NBIC) could lead to radical and pervasive enhancements of… Expand
“Don’t Let Them Die in Vain”
This article builds on past framing research to probe the impact of casualty frames on the public’s willingness to expend additional “blood and treasure” in an ongoing war. The rhetoric of “sunk… Expand
Beliefs Don't Always Persevere: How Political Figures Are Punished When Positive Information about Them Is Discredited
Recent research has extended the belief-perseverance paradigm to the political realm, showing that negative information about political figures has a persistent effect on political opinions even… Expand