Perceived Support for One's Opinions and Willingness to Speak Out: A Meta-Analysis of Survey Studies on the 'Spiral of Silence'

@article{Glynn1997PerceivedSF,
  title={Perceived Support for One's Opinions and Willingness to Speak Out: A Meta-Analysis of Survey Studies on the 'Spiral of Silence'},
  author={C. Glynn and A. Hayes and J. Shanahan},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
  year={1997},
  volume={61},
  pages={452-463}
}
The authors report a meta-analysis of survey studies examining the relationship between people's perceptions of support for their opinions and their willingness to express those opinions. Evidence from the analysis indicates the presence of a very small but statistically significant, relationship between the degree to which a person believes others hold similar opinions and the willingness to express those opinions. Moderator analyses did not reveal significant moderators of this relationship… Expand
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