Changing Public Opinion about Social Security

| May 31, 2015

Post Discussion: Changing Public Opinion about Social Security

Research has shown that changes in the way issues are framed can have powerful effects on people’s opinions (Hudson, 2014). Policymakers often use framing to try to change the public’s opinion on policy and programs. Chapters 4 & 9 of your textbook, The New Politics of Old Age Policy, discuss the framing and counter-framing efforts that have occurred in recent years related to Social Security.

Identify a framing or counter-framing effort discussed in Chapter 4 or 9. In your post, explain the effort and whether or not it was successful or made inroads toward the goal of influencing public opinion.

Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.



Hudson, R. (Ed). (2014). The new politics of old age policy (3rd ed.). Baltimore, John Hopkins.

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