Framing and Deliberation: How Citizens' Conversations Limit Elite Influence

@article{Druckman2003FramingAD,
  title={Framing and Deliberation: How Citizens' Conversations Limit Elite Influence},
  author={J. Druckman and Kjersten R. Nelson},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={47},
  pages={729-745}
}
Public opinion research demonstrates that citizens' opinions depend on elite rhetoric and interpersonal conversations. Yet, we continue to have little idea about how these two forces interact with one another. In this article, we address this issue by experimentally examining how interpersonal conversations affect (prior) elite framing effects. We find that conversations that include only common perspectives have no effect on elite framing, but conversations that include conflicting… Expand
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