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Ch. 6 Public Reaction Why is it difficult to interpret the role of the general public in the social problems process? What is a representative sample and why are they difficult? How do subtle differences in the way questions are worded affect respondent’s answers? What are some consequences of answering a survey in a social situation? What does the following statement mean: “the media are probably more effective at agenda setting than at communicating particular messages” What are consequences when the media report on crime?
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Unformatted text preview: Why do claims-makers typically use public opinion polls? How do politicians view public opinion poll results? Why is studying folklore useful to those interested in social problems? When folklorists talk about a friend-of-a-friend (FOAF) attribution, what are they referring to? How are variants on stories useful? How do rumors differ from legends? Why does Joel Best suggests that people make jokes about troubling situations such as disasters?...
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