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Archive of posts published in the tag: the nature and origins of mass opinion

Closing the Overton Window

It’s become quite common for political pundits and online commentators to talk sagely about the “Overton Window” when they’re talking about public opinion. (Click here for a sampling of recent uses of it) It’s presented as an immutable law of political science –…

Receive-Accept-Sample: How people form opinions

As we’re now into the election campaign, the entire purpose of which is to get people to form a certain set of opinions and then act on them on May 7th, I thought it was about time I went back to doing another…