Predicting Pluralistic Ignorance: The Hostile Media Perception and its Consequences

@article{Gunther2001PredictingPI,
  title={Predicting Pluralistic Ignorance: The Hostile Media Perception and its Consequences},
  author={Albert C. Gunther and Stella C. Chia},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={78},
  pages={688 - 701}
}
This study focused on media coverage of a controversial issue—the use of primates in laboratory research—to examine pluralistic ignorance, the potential for public misjudgment of public opinion. We hypothesized that people on both sides of the issue would find news coverage relatively disagreeable to their own point of view (the relative hostile media perception). We also expected to find that perceived public opinion would be influenced by personal opinions (the projection bias) and by… 

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