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A Longitudinal Time Series Analysis of the Foreign Affairs Issue: Agendas of the President, the Media, the Public
Unformatted Document Text:  Presidential PR efforts and Foreign Policy 8 as the nation’s most important problem. The media agenda consists of foreign affairs issue articles in The New York Times and stories with the evening news broadcasts of the three major television networks. Public opinion. The study combines multiple, similarly worded “most important problem” survey questions from 14 different public opinion survey organizations in order to measure the public agenda. The percentages of foreign affairs being mentioned as the most important problem were tracked from January 1989 until December 1996. According to The Cambridge Reports, Foreign affairs topics include: the threat of war; foreign affairs; foreign trade; foreign aid; defense; arms; terrorism; and world hot spots. These categories also applied to Presidential public opinion efforts and media coverage. One-hundred-fifty-one monthly polls are used to determined public opinion about foreign policy issues for 74 of the 96 months of the study, while 22 months will be estimated by interpolation. The 151 polls represent 14 different survey organizations most important problem question. The mass media. This study utilizes a content analysis of the media foreign affairs agenda in The New York Times and during the evening news broadcasts of the three major television networks. The New York Times is used because it is the elite newspaper in the United States and is fairly robust to the proximity effects of major issues (Winter & Eyal, 1981). The television network news broadcasts were utilized because they similarly provide a national focus regarding important events and issues (Graber, 1984), and they have broad appeal and availability without the need for cable. In spite of the fact that past studies have found that news broadcasts of the national networks are similar, all three are coded in an effort to improve measurement

Authors: Mitrook, Michael.
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Presidential PR efforts and Foreign Policy
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as the nation’s most important problem. The media agenda consists of foreign affairs
issue articles in The New York Times and stories with the evening news broadcasts of the
three major television networks.
Public
opinion. The study combines multiple, similarly worded “most important
problem” survey questions from 14 different public opinion survey organizations in order
to measure the public agenda. The percentages of foreign affairs being mentioned as the
most important problem were tracked from January 1989 until December 1996.
According to The Cambridge Reports, Foreign affairs topics include: the threat of war;
foreign affairs; foreign trade; foreign aid; defense; arms; terrorism; and world hot spots.
These categories also applied to Presidential public opinion efforts and media coverage.
One-hundred-fifty-one monthly polls are used to determined public opinion about
foreign policy issues for 74 of the 96 months of the study, while 22 months will be
estimated by interpolation. The 151 polls represent 14 different survey organizations
most important problem question.
The mass media. This study utilizes a content analysis of the media foreign
affairs agenda in The New York Times and during the evening news broadcasts of the
three major television networks. The New York Times is used because it is the elite
newspaper in the United States and is fairly robust to the proximity effects of major
issues (Winter & Eyal, 1981). The television network news broadcasts were utilized
because they similarly provide a national focus regarding important events and issues
(Graber, 1984), and they have broad appeal and availability without the need for cable.
In spite of the fact that past studies have found that news broadcasts of the national
networks are similar, all three are coded in an effort to improve measurement


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