Does Public Opinion Affect Political Speech?

Cite This

Files in this item

Checksum: MD5:eefc714e86dac6958148b0259c8546ab

HAGER, Anselm, Hanno HILBIG, 2020. Does Public Opinion Affect Political Speech?. In: American Journal of Political Science. Wiley. 64(4), pp. 921-937. ISSN 0092-5853. eISSN 1540-5907. Available under: doi: 10.1111/ajps.12516

@article{Hager2020-10Publi-50308, title={Does Public Opinion Affect Political Speech?}, year={2020}, doi={10.1111/ajps.12516}, number={4}, volume={64}, issn={0092-5853}, journal={American Journal of Political Science}, pages={921--937}, author={Hager, Anselm and Hilbig, Hanno} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:bibo="" xmlns:dspace="" xmlns:foaf="" xmlns:void="" xmlns:xsd="" > <rdf:Description rdf:about=""> <dc:creator>Hager, Anselm</dc:creator> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">Does public opinion affect political speech? Of particular interest is whether public opinion affects (i) what topics politicians address and (ii) what positions they endorse. We present evidence from Germany where the government was recently forced to declassify its public opinion research, allowing us to link the content of the research to subsequent speeches. Our causal identification strategy exploits the exogenous timing of the research's dissemination to cabinet members within a window of a few days. We find that exposure to public opinion research leads politicians to markedly change their speech. First, we show that linguistic similarity between political speech and public opinion research increases significantly after reports are passed on to the cabinet, suggesting that politicians change the topics they address. Second, we demonstrate that exposure to public opinion research alters politicians' substantive positions in the direction of majority opinion.</dcterms:abstract> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:issued>2020-10</dcterms:issued> <dcterms:title>Does Public Opinion Affect Political Speech?</dcterms:title> <dc:contributor>Hager, Anselm</dc:contributor> <dcterms:hasPart rdf:resource=""/> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dspace:hasBitstream rdf:resource=""/> <dc:contributor>Hilbig, Hanno</dc:contributor> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource=""/> <dc:rights>Attribution 4.0 International</dc:rights> <dc:date rdf:datatype="">2020-07-20T12:04:35Z</dc:date> <bibo:uri rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:rights rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="">2020-07-20T12:04:35Z</dcterms:available> <dc:creator>Hilbig, Hanno</dc:creator> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource=""/> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

Downloads since Jul 20, 2020 (Information about access statistics)

Hager_2-9hmx2hlopjmo6.pdf 60

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Attribution 4.0 International Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution 4.0 International

Search KOPS


My Account