Framing Public Opinion in Competitive Democracies

  title={Framing Public Opinion in Competitive Democracies},
  author={Dennis Lee Chong and James N. Druckman},
What is the effect of democratic competition on the power of elites to frame public opinion? We address this issue first by defining the range of competitive contexts that might surround any debate over a policy issue. We then offer a theory that predicts how audiences, messages, and competitive environments interact to influence the magnitude of framing effects. These hypotheses are tested using experimental data gathered on the opinions of adults and college students toward two policy issues… CONTINUE READING
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