Research Talk – Between Multiple Opinion Climates, Individual Predisposition, and Cultural Variables: Experiment on individuals’ likelihood to express issue opinions on website forums and social media


The spiral of silence (SOS) posits individuals’ refusal to speak out on contentious issues when majority opinion on the issues are seen or perceived to be against theirs. Despite decades of work, researchers basing their studies on the theory continue to grapple with the multifaceted factors that would inhibit one’s … Continue reading