Climate change, cultural cognition, and media effects: Worldviews drive news selectivity, biased processing, and polarized attitudes

  title={Climate change, cultural cognition, and media effects: Worldviews drive news selectivity, biased processing, and polarized attitudes},
  author={Todd P. Newman and Erik C. Nisbet and Matthew C. Nisbet},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={1002 - 985}
According to cultural cognition theory, individuals hold opinions about politically contested issues like climate change that are consistent with their “cultural way of life,” conforming their opinions to how they think society should be organized and to what they perceive are the attitudes of their cultural peers. Yet despite dozens of cultural cognition studies, none have directly examined the role of the news media in facilitating these differential interpretations. To address this gap… 

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