Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies

@inproceedings{Druckman2009FramingMR,
  title={Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies},
  author={James N. Druckman and Toby Bolsen},
  year={2009}
}
How do individuals form opinions about new technologies? What role does factual information play? We address these questions by incorporating 2 dynamics, typically ignored in extant work: information competition and over-time processes. We present results from experiments on 2 technologies: carbon-nanotubes and genetically modified foods. We find that factual information is of limited utility—it does not have a greater impact than other background factors (e.g., values), it adds little power to… CONTINUE READING

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