U.S. public concerns in the aftermath of 9-11: A test of second level agenda-setting

Stephanie Craft, Wayne Wanta

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have had a lasting and profound impact on American society. Travelers are more cautious with air travel preparations. Legislators have instituted homeland security measures. U.S. armed forces waged a war in Afghanistan and another with Iraq. All of these issues related to the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks have received extensive coverage in the news media, as have related topics, such as future terrorist attacks, the threat of chemical warfare and the effects on the economy. Of concern here is whether the media coverage of these related, or sub-, issues dealing with the 9-11 aftermath have had a 'second-level' agenda-setting influence on members of the public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-463
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Public Opinion Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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