Title

The Impact Of Issue Framing On Public-Opinion - Toward Affirmative-Action Programs

Authors

T S. Fine

Title - Alternative

Polity

Keywords

SELF-INTEREST; SYMBOLIC RACISM; WHITES OPPOSITION; RESISTANCE; ATTITUDES; POLITICS; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Abstract

This article elaborates on Myrdal's question regarding the systematic subordination of minorities in an egalitarian society, and keys on the methodology used to assess attitudes of whites in regard to equality for blacks. Specifically, the article addresses questions associated with reactions to equal opportunity programs and the framing of survey questions designed to measure attitudes. Evidence is elaborated which supports the contention that public reactions to equal opportunity programs are affected by how these programs are presented to the public.

Publication Title

Polity

Volume

25

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

323

Last Page

334

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992KR11600009

ISSN

0362-3319

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