Public Opinion

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Moving Pictures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Conventional wisdom among political scientists has long held that popular cinema only had “minimal effects” on viewers’ political attitudes. But a recent study upends that view.

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Common Sense

Friday, January 08, 2016

President Obama's plea for gun reforms relaunches a national conversation about America's relationship with firearms. We examine the tensions and myths that surround potential reform.

On The Media

The Gun Policies Americans Agree On

Friday, January 08, 2016

A popular poll asking Americans to choose whether gun "rights" or gun "control" are more important indicates a schism in public opinion on guns.  But does it ask the right question?

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Elitist Traitors vs Fascist Morons

Friday, December 04, 2015

For many on the Left, Trump's popularity merely confirms their assumptions about those other people in America. And this may be the most dangerous lie of all.

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Supreme Court Justices Read Newspapers Too

Friday, March 30, 2012

Media coverage can influence public opinion, but can public opinion really influence the Supreme Court? With its lifetime appointments the court is designed to exist above the fray. Bob speaks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick who says that despite that, public opinion was a big factor in this week's arguments.

 

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