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Title: Misinformation and the 2010 Election: A Study of the US Electorate
Authors: Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
Ramsay, Clay
Kull, Steven
Lewis, Evan
Subias, Stefan
Type: Article
Keywords: Public opinion
Elections
Court decisions
Information
Misinformation
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2010
Abstract: Examined Americans' perceptions of the reliability of information in the election environment, in light of the Supreme Court decision in "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission." During November 6-15, 2010, WorldPublicOpinion.org conducted web interviews with 848 randomly selected respondents, including 616 self-reported voters. An overwhelming majority of voters said that they encountered misleading or false information in the 2010 midterm election, with a majority saying that this occurred more frequently than usual. The poll found strong evidence that voters were substantially misinformed on many of the issues prominent in the campaign, including the stimulus legislation, the healthcare reform law, TARP, the state of the economy, climate change, campaign contributions by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and President Obama's birthplace.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/11375
Appears in Collections:Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)

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