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Amen Corner: How the National Media Shaped Public Opinion on Gay Marriage

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In 2004, Gallup polls showed that 42 percent of Americans supported gay marriage. Eight years later, by the end of 2012, support had jumped to 53 percent. Public opinion seemed to change at a rapid pace, almost overnight. How did it shift so quickly? The answer is: the media. In the same way that a small cadre of enthusiastic supporters in the amen corner of a church agrees with the preacher's every utterance from the pulpit, the media have been consistent champions for gay marriage and lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender ...

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Amen Corner: How the National Media Shaped Public Opinion on Gay Marriage 2013, Cushcity Communications

ISBN-13: 9780980025002

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