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How interest groups influence public opinion

Dür, Andreas (2018) How interest groups influence public opinion. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Sep 2018). Website.

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Interest groups have a role in shaping public opinion across Europe, but does an interest group's reputation affect its ability to influence the views of the public? Drawing on evidence from two survey experiments, Andreas Dür explains that interest groups only appear to matter due to the arguments they put forward, with the reputations of particular groups having a surprisingly low impact on whether citizens find their arguments convincing. This suggests that citizens do not identify with interest groups in the same way as they may identify with political parties.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 09:59
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 19:42

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