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ERIC Number: ED160071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of the Cultural Impact of the Mass Media.
Zucker, Harold Gene
Gallup public opinion poll information was examined in conjunction with the Television News Index to study the influence of network television news on public opinion; results indicated that, contrary to a belief common among social scientists, public opinion is highly affected by network TV news. A two-fold theory based on the principles of obtrusiveness and duration is offered to explain why previous research had failed to find a significant level of media influence. Findings of this study support the view that applied anthropologists, urban ethnographers, and others, would do well to consider the impact of the mass media on the group they are studying. (CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gallup Poll; Television News Index
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Houston, Texas, November 30, 1977)