You’re Being Framed
And You Don’t Even Know It: When You Change the Frame, You Change the Game!
Pollsters are usually very careful about how they word questions either in a negative way (to elicit a desired response), or in a positive way (to make the question as neutral as possible).
Good background information from Nobel Prize winning economists who researched and wrote books on this subject.
Includes links to recent issues (e.g. Brexit)
Your class will see how this works by writing their own questions, having everyone in the class answer them, then tallying the results.
The lesson also contains a set of questions and answers from a high school civics class that was used as a trial run of this lesson.
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