chapter  16
8 Pages

World Public Opinion

ByFrank Louis Rusciano

World public opinion refl ects the processes of the spiral of silence in two fundamental ways: fi rst, because there is a global spiral of silence that operates in world aff airs, and second, because nations, like individuals, fear isolation. These parallels between the spiral of silence and world opinion are evident in their theoretical roots, international media research, and global polling results.