This report uses cognitive interviews to investigate Americans’ thinking about budgets and taxes- both as separate issues and as they relate to each other. FrameWorks researchers found that the concepts of budgets and taxes remain largely unconnected in the minds of Americans. This gap in public understanding is explored and possible opportunities for reframing this issue are suggested.
Planning for Our Future: The Contribution of Simplifying Models to Conceptualizing Budgets and Taxes
This report presents "Forward Exchange" as an explanatory metaphor that prompts people to think about public budgets and taxes in new ways.
How Are Advocates Talking about Children’s Issues? An Analysis of Field Communications
This is one of a set of three reports that map the landscape of current discourse and thinking.
Why aren’t kids a policy priority? The cultural mindsets and attitudes that keep kids off the public agenda
This report focuses on American mindsets about kids and how these mindsets limit the effectiveness of advocacy messaging.