Navigation Links
Attempts to correct 'death panel' myth may backfire
Date:1/16/2013

rable versus unfavorable views of Palin and for those with differing levels of political knowledge, which was measured using a simple five-question test (e.g., How many times can a person be elected President?).

The participants' feelings toward Palin and their political knowledge both affected their responses to the correction. Among participants who viewed Palin favorably but had low political knowledge, the paragraph correcting the death panel myth led to reduced misperceptions and increased support for the ACA.

But the correction had the opposite effect among Palin supporters who scored higher on political knowledge. "Specifically, among high-knowledge respondents with very positive Palin feelings, corrective information about death panels made misperceptions worse and opposition to ACA stronger," Nyhan and colleagues write.

Difficulties in Overcoming 'Motivated Reasoning'

Factual misperceptions are a major problem in debates over controversial health issues, especially health care reform. Several years after passage of the ACA, many people still believe Palin's claim about death panels, even though it has been repeatedly debunked.

Some have argued that the media should be more aggressive in correcting misinformation about health policy. One problem is the difficulty of overcoming "motivated reasoning"people have a bias toward uncritically accepting claims that agree their pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, while resisting information that contradicts those attitudes.

The new results suggest that, even with more aggressive fact-checking, it's hard to overcome motivated reasoning. Among partisans who are more politically sophisticated, attempting to correct misperceptions may have opposite of the intended effect, increasing misperceptions about death panels and disapproval of the ACA.

The study has some important limitations, especially the fact that the Internet survey was not representative.
'/>"/>

Contact: Connie Hughes
connie.hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Anti-Smoking Ads Have Increased Quit Attempts: CDC
2. Longer CPR attempts might benefit some patients, U-M research finds
3. Enzyme corrects more than 1 million faults in DNA replication
4. Correct treatment of common diabetic foot infections can reduce amputations
5. Book Banning: The Illinois Department of Corrections Bans The Cannabis Papers by “Publius”
6. Regenstrief study finds that generic drugs often have incorrect safety labeling
7. NaphCare, Inc. Continues Partnership with Wende and Fishkill Correctional Facilities
8. Higher-spending hospitals have fewer deaths for emergency patients
9. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
10. Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death
11. Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... The Little Gym of Houston will attend the ... at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. The eleven ... Spring, The Woodlands, Sugarland-Missouri City, Kingwood, Bellaire and their ... to be attending and performing at the Family Fun ... Sugarland-Missouri City location. “We believe in the message and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on ... from the FDA on Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets . ... lot of Ibuprofen and one lot of Oxcarbazepine Tablets, by ... mislabeled packaging. Oxcarbazepine is used for the treatment of certain ... The reason for the recall is that Lot #142588, Expiration ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap ... California Memorial Stadium. With the post-World Cup emotions still rolling ... the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup have brought eight of ... representing La Liga, English Premier League, Serie A, and Superleague ... players from around the world to 12 American cities and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... , a Nuanced Media client and the nation’s ... and dental employee handbooks, announced their partnership with ... TransAct is a registered ISO/MSP of Chase Paymentech ... the transaction processing industry. Companies that are members ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, ... attorney’s fees with regard to personal injury claims, announces ... wide range of legal services for those that have ... another individual or corporation. Free initial consultation services gives ... of a potential personal injury claim . It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Little Gym of Houston to Attend Houston Family Magazine’s Family Fun Fest 2014 2Health News:Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keep Consumers Informed 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan Tickets Berkeley: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Guinness International Champions Cup Tickets at California Memorial Stadium 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan Tickets Berkeley: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Guinness International Champions Cup Tickets at California Memorial Stadium 3Health News:Nuanced Media Client, CEDR HR Solutions, Partners with TransAct to Serve Medical, Dental, and Eye Care Professionals 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Announces Complimentary Consultation Services 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Announces Complimentary Consultation Services 3
... May 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, Inc. ... of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China,today ... at 5:00 p.m. Eastern,Time on May 15, 2008 ... Joining Mr. Yan-qing Liu, Chairman, CEO and ...
... blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high ... the blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers after having ... a stroke, a new Canadian study found. , However, the ... heart attack, according to the report in the May 13 ...
... 13 Paramed Systems today announced,the release and first ... fully motorized stair climbing chair to oil and,gas platform ... the MOV chair on,drilling platforms will enable the safe ... platform., Paramed developed the dual-track MOV in response ...
... Calif., May 13 TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc.,(Nasdaq: TPTX ... first quarter ended March 31, 2008. For the three-month ... net loss of $3.9 million. Cash,and cash equivalents totaled ... been diligently executing on the strategic plan outlined in,February, ...
... Calif., May 13 Visage Imaging,Inc., a wholly ... announced it was selected by Tufts Medical Center, ... system with the fully integrated,Visage Cardiac Analysis Package. ... offering outstanding patient care, teaching,generations of future physicians ...
... platform updates and product road map for developers., ... take the next step toward increasing patient safety ... Microsoft Health Common User,Interface (CUI), available today from ... toolkit controls and showcase demonstrators,the Microsoft Health CUI ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery 2Health News:Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery 3Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 2Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 3Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 4Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 5Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 6Health News:TorreyPines Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Accomplishments 7Health News:Visage Imaging to Provide Fully Integrated Thin Client-Based Solution to Tufts Medical Center 2Health News:Visage Imaging to Provide Fully Integrated Thin Client-Based Solution to Tufts Medical Center 3Health News:Updated Microsoft Health Common User Interface Furthers Clinical Effectiveness, Increases Patient Safety 2Health News:Updated Microsoft Health Common User Interface Furthers Clinical Effectiveness, Increases Patient Safety 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014  Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO ) ... year 2014 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, ... call beginning at 4:30 pm EDT, 1:30 pm PDT to discuss ... by dialing 877-317-6789 ( United States ) ... available via a live webcast on the investor relations ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScriptPro, of ... Powers Lake, Wisconsin , announce ... distribution and co-marketing agreement allowing ScriptPro to bring ... the United States . ScriptPro ... and workflow systems to retail and ambulatory pharmacies. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) will ... 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors ... An audio webcast of the conference call will ... the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties.  To ... will be archived and available on the web site ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Depomed To Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 3
... Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: www.mylan.com . ... release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." These statements ... the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because ... results may differ materially from those expressed or implied ...
... 6 Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) today ... Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference on Thursday, August 12, 2010 , at 8:00 ... Endo, will review the company,s products and development programs. , ... The presentation will be webcast live and can ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Endo to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference 2
The PYRAMETRIX PLUS instrument system is the next generation in design for disc space preparation and removal....
Kerrison (Spurling) Laminectomy Rongeur. 15 cm - 6, thick footplate, large handle, 90 up-cutting, 2 mm wide....
Schlesinger Laminectomie Rongeur, golden springs. 15 cm - 6, with narrow footplate, large handle, 40 down-cutting, jaws 3 mm wide....
Kerrison (Micro) Laminectomy rongeur with ejector. 18 cm - 7 1/8, thick footplate, small handle, very delicate, 40 up-cutting, jaws 2 mm wide....
Medicine Products: