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Titolo:
The dual influence of self-interest and societal interest in public opinion
Autore:
Funk, CL;
Indirizzi:
Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA 23284 USA Virginia Commonwealth Univ Richmond VA USA 23284 , Richmond, VA 23284 USA
Titolo Testata:
POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 53, anno: 2000,
pagine: 37 - 62
SICI:
1065-9129(200003)53:1<37:TDIOSA>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PERSONAL-EXPERIENCE; CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS; MASS-MEDIA; VALUES; POLITICS; INDIVIDUALISM; COLLECTIVISM; WILLINGNESS; ATTITUDES; SACRIFICE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
85
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Funk, CL Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA 23284 USA Virginia Commonwealth Univ Richmond VA USA 23284 d, VA 23284 USA
Citazione:
C.L. Funk, "The dual influence of self-interest and societal interest in public opinion", POLIT RES Q, 53(1), 2000, pp. 37-62

Abstract

Evidence that political attitudes are influenced by a concern for societalinterest has been viewed with skepticism since expressions of societal interest could reflect a disguised self-interest. More convincing evidence of societal interest motivations requires citizens to sacrifice self-interest in public policy opinions. The present study examines the influence of bothself and societal interest in order to test whether self-sacrifice underlies public policy opinions. A value commitment to societal interest is expected to explain support for government-sponsored solutions to societal needsand, further. to moderate reliance on self-interest. Using data from the NES 1990-92 panel survey, OLS regression is used to evaluate opinion in three different policy areas. Results showed that a societal inter est value has consequences for policy altitudes that are independent of self-interest. Further, a societal interest value commitment tended to moderate the connection between policy preference and self-interest. These results suggest that citizens incorporate both self and societal interest considerations when evaluating public policy proposals. Citizens are not completely selfless, however. Citizens seem more willing to engage in self-sacrifice when that sacrifice involves giving over benefits to others than when it involves giving up benefits to themselves. Under important limiting conditions, then, citizens sometimes set aside personal interest in favor of societal interest when making political judgments.

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