In this phase of the research, FrameWorks set out to identify promising explanatory strategies that would Americans think more productively and concretely about the role of government in our lives. The “explanatory metaphor” work tested the proposition that the public’s conceptual picture of government can be made richer and more accurate by way of an explanatory model of what government is and does, and that this improved understanding can lead to increased engagement in and support for government.
OPINION: The Invisible Contest Beneath Our Elections
It’s 2023, and what felt like a colossal midterm election now feels far, far behind us. As we move into this new year, it’s been interesting to observe how quickly our public discourse has...
Culture Change Project: understanding culture and how to shift it
Since May 2020, FrameWorks has been tracking a set of deep and dominant American cultural mindsets. We are finding that mindsets have in fact changed since the beginning of the pandemic and, in...
Framing: the science of effective communication
The way we position our communications can be the difference between ideas cutting through and having their intended effect, and backfiring and having unintended consequences. This presentation...