A comparative survey study analyzing the credibility of celebrities in shaping public opinion on political issues

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dc.contributor.advisor McDonald, Becky A. en_US
dc.contributor.author King, Shonna R. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:14Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2008 .K56 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187762
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of celebrities in shaping public opinions regarding political issues. To do this, the researcher conducted a survey in two sections of introductory political science classes (POLS 130). The surveys contained 10 politically charged statements made by American celebrities. Through a random distribution, half of the respondents were given versions of the survey where each of the celebrities' names were listed by their political statement while the other half was presented with surveys where the celebrities' names were left off. Responses to these surveys were analyzed to determine if there was an increase in the amount of respondents who agreed or disagreed with the celebrities' statements when compared to the surveys that were distributed to the students in the control group. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iv, 51 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Celebrities -- United States -- Political activity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.other United States -- Politics and government -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.title A comparative survey study analyzing the credibility of celebrities in shaping public opinion on political issues en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1393160 en_US

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