Knowledge and opinion gaps on local and national issues

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Title: Knowledge and opinion gaps on local and national issues
Author: Roe, Sally Ruth
Abstract: Two of the earliest findings in mass communications literature are that some portions of the public tend to be chronically uninformed and that , in general , the greater the level of education , the greater the knowledge of various topics" (Gaziano , 1983 , p . 447 ) . This research project will examine these early findings to determine how much influence level of education has over the knowledge of various topics and over a person's willingness to address an opinion on that topic . Other factors will also be studied to determine whether they might exert more influence over knowledge and /or expression of opinions than education does . These factors are a person's level of interest in the various topics , and the amount of available mass media publicity on the topic .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16809
Date: 1984-12

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Knowledge and opinion gaps on local and national issues. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16809 .

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