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Unpacking Americans’ Assumptions about Democracy

Between various high-profile court cases and the realities of a presidential election year fraught with controversy, it feels like we are living through a referendum on democracy in the United...


Is Election Discourse Influencing How Americans Think about Financial Success?

Welcome to On Culture, a new monthly blog from the FrameWorks Institute’s Culture Change Project. Here, we’ll provide regular updates from our ongoing qualitative and quantitative research,...


2023 Annual Impact Report

In the 2023 Impact Report, you’ll find the annual FrameWorks Resource Library, along with some of our favorite highlights and stories of impact from our work with partners. As we reflect on...


Moving Toward Collective Health and Prosperity Means Putting Hunger and Poverty in the Rearview Mirror

The terrain of public thinking about hunger and poverty is fraught with unhelpful assumptions and associations—including harmful, dehumanizing stereotypes. Fortunately, certain helpful public...


A New Narrative about Elite Child Athletes: Reframing Wellbeing and Abuse Prevention

Over the past few years, the discourse around elite child athletes in the US has centered on high-profile cases of abuse. The media has largely sensationalized and individualized the issue,...


Methods Supplement: A New Narrative about Elite Child Athletes

To arrive at the recommendations in our strategic brief, we applied Strategic Frame Analysis®—an approach to communications research and practice that yields strategies for shifting the...


Framing Democracy: A Quick-Start Guide

Democracy in the United States is at a crossroads. Moving forward, the strength of our democratic system will depend on public support and action, which in turn depends on how people think about...


By and For the People? Cultural Mindsets of Democracy and the US Political System

We live in a time of democratic uprisings and authoritarian threats. In the United States, there’s an urgent need to protect basic democratic rights while transforming our political system to...


Americans’ Thinking about Political Division Offers Clues for Communicating about Systemic Reform

Americans see partisanship as a problem. This is no secret. But our cynicism about political parties takes different forms, with very different implications for progressives. Some ways of thinking...

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Why Do Americans Mistrust Science? | Opinion

Science makes our lives better, safer, and longer. Why do so many Americans distrust it?


Excessive Alcohol Use and Health Equity

Communicating to the public about health hazards in ways that promote health equity is a core public health function. When it comes to talking about the harms related to alcohol consumption in the...


Navigating Cultural Mindsets of Race and Place in the United States

The places where we live shape our lives. Structural racism has shaped and continues to shape where and how Americans live.