Gateway illusion or cultural cognition confusion?
Journal of Science Communication
SISSA, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
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van der Linden, S., Leiserowitz, A., & Maibach, E. (2017). Gateway illusion or cultural cognition confusion?. Journal of Science Communication, 16 (5)https://doi.org/10.22323/2.16050204
In this paper, we respond to the critiques presented by [Kahan, 2017]. Contrary to claims that the scientific consensus message did not significantly influence the key mediator and outcome variables in our model, we show that the experiment in [van der Linden et al., 2015] did in fact directly influence key beliefs about climate change. We also clarify that the Gateway Belief Model (GBM) is theoretically well-specified, empirically sound, and as hypothesized, the consensus message exerts a significant indirect influence on support for public action through the mediating variables. We support our conclusions with a large-scale replication.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/2.16050204
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275377
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